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New Moms: Taking care

Luckily, there are many things you can do to feel more resilient and able to cope, even over the long term. The key is to build a tool kit of multiple strategies. The tricky part is that some of the most valuable strategies might actually increase distress in the short term, but are essential for making us feel better over time.

Body Image

What do you think when you picture yourself in your mind or look at yourself in a mirror? It’s almost expected that we find something wrong with ourselves.


Gender is an important lens to help us understand mental health and substance use problems. Understanding the whole, including social environments and cultural factors, help communities and service providers prevent and better respond to women’s mental health and substance use problems.

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