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This was my third baby but it wasn't the happy, joyful experience I had expected. I felt anxious and irritable. I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning. I didn't feel connected to my baby.
– Sharon

Of the approximately 150,000 live births occurring in Los Angeles County each year, over 22,000 women experience clinical perinatal depression. You are not alone! There is help! Perinatal depression is highly treatable and it's often preventable. Read on to learn more.

The mission of the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression in Los Angeles County. The Task Force is a project of 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor Community Partners.