Check out this blog containing extremely relevant information on The MOTHERS Act!
First watch the short video at the top of the blog. If you click it twice, you will be taken to YouTube where you can rate it, comment on it, post it on your website, help get the word out, etc. Then read the information on this bill, and send a quick email to your elected officials (Congressman and Senator) using the TAKE ACTION links.
The points are simple:
The Mothers Act is a bill which will increase mental health screening of pregnant women and new mothers, despite the fact that the widely accepted treatment for women diagnosed with postpartum depression is antidepressant drugs — documented by the U.S. FDA to cause worsening depression, mania, psychosis, suicidal and homicidal ideation and birth defects. There is no language in the bill that would assure mothers are given non-drug options or accurate information about the subjectivity of the diagnoses (a checklist of questions) or the documented risks of psychiatric drugs. This violates informed consent and puts new mothers and their infants at risk.