It Takes A Village To Raise A Mother
Mission: Motherhood was created as a community for mothers of all backgrounds experiencing maternal mental health conditions. For all the good and the bad days, we know that Motherhood is a journey. We are here to offer mothers specialized networks and programming that is supportive of their own mental health.
FACT: Maternal mental health (MMH) conditions are the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth, affecting 1 in 5 women.
FACT: Women of color are more likely to experience maternal mental health conditions due to lack of access to healthcare services, racial bias and lack of culturally appropriate care.
FACT: Motherhood can be isolating, exhausting and defeating. Often the symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety go untreated.
We help mothers struggling with maternal mental health conditions take care of themselves and their children by providing them with specialized services.
You deserve to be well.
Our Support Services
Motherhood is a 24/7 journey. We understand stress outside of traditional hours. You need connection in a moment's notice. This is why we provide instant connection through our online community forum.
New mothers often feel isolated and alone, and peer support can offer an opportunity to connect with others sharing similar emotions. Our Peer-to-Peer support decreases shame and stigma, provides hope for recovery and increases access to care.
Motherhood Mentors are community volunteers who offer emotional and practical support, education and companionship to you through your journey while creating a long-lasting relationship.
"Being a mother is discovering strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed."
Raising Mothers: It Takes A Village
1 in 5 mothers experience a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) and it is clear that there is a major lack of services specific to perinatal mental health in our community, on top of an already significant stigma surrounding mothers and mental health. But it doesn't have to be that way and we're working to change the conversation.
In 2019, I took the TEDx Fort Wayne stage to share my own isolating experience with Postpartum Depression and how we, as a community, need to R.A.I.S.E our mothers with Reverence Awareness Inclusion Support & Education.
Since sharing my story, more and more women have come out to me to share their own struggle with mental health in motherhood and the outpouring was tremendous. As a result, Mission: Motherhood was born.
When we are facing challenges, it’s helpful for us to be able to find support from others who understand exactly what we're going through, and that’s what you'll find at Mission: Motherhood.
We welcome you into a safe space where you can share your story with others who have had similar experiences.
You are not alone.
Join our community. Embrace the journey. Enjoy motherhood.