Platform Proposal to Each Political Party of Canada
CPMHC went to work as soon as the federal election was called in August 2021. We submitted our platform proposal to each party calling for support for a National Perinatal Mental Health Strategy
National Report: Time For Action – Why Canada Needs A National Perinatal Mental Health Strategy Now
On May 5th, the day our Report was released, MP Heather McPherson presented a Motion in the House of Commons asking for support for a National Perinatal Mental Health Strategy and to delcare the first Wednesday of May annually as World Maternal Mental Health Day which the Government of Canada and all parties agreed to UNANIMOUSLY!
While it’s not binding, meaning the government doesn’t have to act on the motion, it is an extremely positive step in the right direction! BUT… there’s still a lot of work to do so please JOIN THE FIGHT and participate in our Email Letter-Writing Campaign to hold all MPs accountable for their support for the Motion!
You Are Not Alone: An Anthology Of Perinatal Mental Health Stories From Conception To Postpartum
This anthology is about more than postpartum depression. It’s about preconception and pregnancy, too. This book contains stories that span the spectrum of perinatal mental illness including infertility, miscarriage, disability, tokophobia, stillbirth, prenatal and postpartum anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, and psychosis, along with what it’s like to struggle with a perinatal mental illness during an unprecedented global pandemic. This anthology is filled with 49 stories for people across the 49th parallel—and beyond.