PPPSS Videos

Kasimir: Male roles

Kasimir: Male roles

Kasimir discusses how it can be hard for many men to ask for help, particularly because society expects them to be responsible for their family.

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Allen: What society expects of fathers

Allen: What society expects of fathers

Allen discusses how fathers are under pressure to try to fix difficult situations, rather than care for emotional health.

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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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Maria & Pablo: Give your partner time to recover

Maria & Pablo: Give your partner time to recover

Maria and Pablo discuss why it is helpful to be patient during recovery from PPD/A.

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Allen: You can’t fix everything

Allen: You can’t fix everything

Allen discusses how his urge to 'fix' a situation that could not be fixed led he and his wife feeling emotionally separated from one another.

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Sheila: Self care

Sheila: Self care

The Director of Pacific Post Partum Support Society, Sheila Duffy, talks about how self-care is often vital to recovery from PPD/A and looks different for each person.

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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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Pablo: Feeling judged

Pablo: Feeling judged

Pablo discusses how he felt judged by those he worked with when he and his partner were struggling during the postpartum period.

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Maria: Supporting breastfeeding choices

Maria: Supporting breastfeeding choices

Maria discusses that although she was able to breastfeed both of her children, she feels that strong pressure new mothers sometimes experience to breastfeed can be damaging to the mom's mental health.

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Sheila: Lack of sleep

Sheila: Lack of sleep

Sheila Duffy, Director of Pacific Post Partum Support Society, talks about how it is vital that new parents get enough sleep because sleep deprivation is a big risk factor for PPD/A/

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