CPMHC Research - Journal Publications

Examining the Gaps in Perinatal Mental Health Care: A qualitative study of the perceptions of perinatal service providers in Canada, Frontiers in Global Women’s Health, March 15, 2023, Volume 4

National Report: Time For Action – Why Canada Needs A National Perinatal Mental Health Strategy Now

May 2021

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! 

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.