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.
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.
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.