Parenting through Postpartum Depression | Camille Mehta

Mental illness kills more mothers in the first year postpartum than anything else and is a major contributor to marriage breakdown after a baby but maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression and anxiety are still taboo topics. In this heart wrenching, honest and surprising talk, Camille Mehta shares the steps to help you or someone you know survive maternal mental illness. Camille Mehta is a visual artist, teacher, speaker, poet and mom of four children. After struggling with debilitating depression and anxiety during her pregnancies and in the months postpartum, Camille has made it her mission to end the isolation and shame that so many new parents face. Camille can be reached at This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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