One of our goals at Postpartum Progress this year has been to start translating our resources for postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression in other languages.
We’ve chosen to focus at the beginning on our New Mom Mental Health Checklist. This checklist is used by moms and healthcare providers to help start a conversation about how the mothers are feeling, what symptoms they might be experiencing and what risk factors they have. Therapists and hospitals all over the country are adopting it, and they have downloaded it thousands of times.
We launched a version of the checklist for Black and African Diaspora women earlier this year. Today we are excited to launch the Spanish and Simplified Chinese versions.
We selected a translation service upon the recommendation of people at the Office of Minority Health. We wanted a service known not just for translating words but for doing so according to the national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). Our organization feels strongly about talking about maternal mental health in language moms use, not professionals, and we’re known for using what we’ve always called “plain mama English.” We’re excited to now have Spanish and Chinese, and you can expect more languages forthcoming.
As with everything else we do, our resources for postpartum depression in other languages are free to anyone. All you have to do is click the links below and fill out the form to download them! (Note: The checklist will look blurry on the link. That’s so people don’t download them without submitting a request form. Your copy will be crystal clear, we promise!)
We’re so grateful to all of our amazing donors. Without you we wouldn’t be able to continually create and offer resources for maternal mental health. Thank you!!!!!!