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Mental Health Week May 1-7, 2017. Run, Walk, or Ride with us to support moms and babies

Friday, April 28, 2017 12:22 PM | Claire (Administrator)

May 1st to 7th is Mental Health Week in Canada. Will you walk, run, or ride with us to support maternal mental health?

Did you know that according to the Canadian Mental Health Association 76,000 moms in Canada are at risk of Postpartum Mood Disorder this year? That means that this hour 8 women will get postpartum mood disorder.

Sadly, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of mortality in postpartum women. We need to do something. When Moms Thrive Babies Thrive.

You can help us help more moms and their little ones.

This year we are running a campaign on Canada Helps during Mental Health Week in Canada we want to raise funds and awareness for Maternal Mental Health and prevention and support for Postpartum Depression.

You can join a team, participate as an individual, or donate.

To create a team. You pick the date and time that works for you anytime during mental health week. You can walk with your baby, with friends, with family or you can engage others to meet with you at the same time and do an informal walk.

You would then post about your walk and why you walked with the #MpowerWalk2017 hashtag

To participate, please go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/healthy-start-healthy-future-inc/MPOWER/

Why should you support the life-saving work LWAB is doing?

According to The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), Maternal depression is a significant risk factor affecting the well-being of young children. It threatens two core parental functions: fostering healthy relationships and carrying out the management functions of parenting. The result, long tracked in child development research, has been linked to demonstrable reductions in young children’s behavioral, cognitive, and social and emotional functioning.

The impact of depression varies by its timing (maternal depression during infancy has a bigger impact on a child’s development than maternal depression later in childhood), its severity, and the length of time it persists.

We DO need your help financially to help more moms. As a registered charitable organization any financial contribution over $20, will receive a charitable donation receipt.

Whatever you give – Please Give Something. This will ensure that this program is available for the next birth club and then next and eventually our children when they become parents.

Together we CAN make a difference in the lives of mothers.

Register or donate ahttps://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/healthy-start-healthy-future-inc/MPOWER/

We have partnered with Canada Helps so that you will receive a donation receipt automatically after donating.

Huge thank you to Team Pink Piglets, the team that raise the most funds so far https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/healthy-start-healthy-future-inc/MPOWER/team/pinkpiglets/

Read the amazing testimonial from a mom entitled Help Other Moms Like Mehttps://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/healthy-start-healthy-future-inc/MPOWER/team/pinkpiglets/member/mailtoryokogmailcom/

Below are some of the local walks happening your community

Thornhill : 


Vaughan : 


Waterloo Region : 


Niagara Region : 


Barrie : 


Do you want to host a walk in your area? Send us an email to info@lifewithababy.com

Thank you,

Claire & the entire LWAB team.

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