60 Second Radio Spot - Perinatal Depression
Broadcast Public Service Announcements: Perinatal Depression
Voice 1: I'm pregnant. I'm supposed to be happy.
Voice 2: I haven't been myself since the baby was born.
Voice 3: What's wrong with me?
Voice 4: I should be happy, but I'm sad.
Voice 5: Will these feelings ever go away?
Narrator: Being pregnant and having a baby can be a wonderful experience. But sometimes it can make you feel sad, anxious, or constantly worried about being a good mother.
If you're pregnant, or a new mother and feel depressed, you're not alone. Symptoms of depression include:
- Frequent crying.
- Inability to sleep or sleeping too much.
- No appetite or eating too much.
- Feeling overwhelmed.
- Irritability or anger.
- Loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed.
- Thoughts of harming yourself, or your baby.
If you or someone you know is depressed, call 1-800-522-5006 for confidential information on where to get help. That's 1-800-522-5006.
A message from the New York State Department of Health.