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What HR Pros Must Know About the Newest Healthcare Crisis: Postpartum Depression

September 14, 2020

Via: HR Hero

As many as 20% of employees experiencing pregnancy and childbirth will also endure the debilitating—and potentially life-threatening—impact of postpartum depression (PPD). Even more concerning is that the 2020 pandemic is amplifying the challenges of PPD as new parents try to cope with the stress of isolation from family and friends, the fear of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it to their newest family member, and new economic anxieties borne of the pandemic.

The result: America now faces a PPD crisis hidden inside the pandemic. And some of those coping with this exacerbated mental health issue are your employees.

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