Postnatal mental illness is not a new phenomenon, it is only a chronically ignored and underfunded one.

Suicide is the leading cause of maternal death in pregnancy and the first year of a child’s life; it absolutely need not be. Postnatal mental illness is not a new phenomenon, it is only a chronically ignored and underfunded one.

The recent revelation that each day more than eight Australians kill themselves was startling and confronting but perhaps even worse was learning that another 200 of us attempt suicide every day and do not succeed.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/01/postnatal-depression-is-not-a-new-phenomenon-only-a-chronically-ignored-one?
https://theconversation.com/factcheck-is-suicide-one-of-the-leading-causes-of-maternal-death-in-australia-65336
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/mental-illness-isnt-the-only-reason-for-suicide-20170330-gvaa1p.html

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