Videos: Cultural difference

Maria and Pablo’s Journey

Maria and Pablo’s Journey

When Maria was struggling with postpartum depression, her relationship with Pablo suffered. But by finding support, and learning to take care of themselves and each other, their relationship is now stronger than ever.

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Maria’s Journey

Maria’s Journey

Although Maria had been in Canada for over five years, when she became a mom she felt like she was a new immigrant all over again. Maria experienced postpartum anxiety and depression after the births of both of her children and found that the support of other immigrant moms and her own family was essential to her recovery.

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Maria: Finding support

Maria: Finding support

Maria discusses how finding a Spanish-language support group was a great support to her during early motherhood.

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Mariko’s Journey

Mariko’s Journey

Mariko immigrated to Canada from Japan as an adult and married a Canadian. Her journey through depression and anxiety began during pregnancy. She hadn't known about PPD/A, and felt she couldn't reach out for help because of stigma surrounding mental health in her home country. Her healing began with help from her husband and PPPSS.

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Mariko & Kasimir’s Journey

Mariko & Kasimir’s Journey

After an anxious pregnancy, Mariko developed depression after her daughter's birth. A recent immigrant from Japan, language difficulties and cultural differences contributed to her feelings of isolation. Her Canadian husband, Kasimir, supported her, but wasn't really sure how to help. However, he did what was most important for Mariko: he listened. After a long time, Mariko reached out for help and began to heal. As a result of their journey through PPD/A, they learned a great deal about themselves, each other, and their relationship. They now feel stronger and wiser.

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