Motherhood is beautiful! When a Mother experiences postpartum depression (PPD), however, it affects children’s development and puts the chld at a higher risk of future psychiatric illness. In fact, maternal depression during infancy has a bigger impact on a child’s development than later exposure to maternal mental illness.
Essex 2001, Moehler 2006.
SEXUAL TRAUMA SURVIVORS
Sexual Assault, Sex Trafficking, Domestic Abuse, Bullying. Sadly, the list could go on! 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. This equates to approximately 223.4 million people. http://www.ptsdunited.org/ptsd-statistics-2/
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. http://www.projectsanctuary.org/dv/some-statistics-about-domestic-violence/
Nearly 1 in 5 women (or 22 million) have been raped at some point in their lives in the U.S.
The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), 2010, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention