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The mental health crisis facing Black mothers in the South

Like maternal health broadly, the problem falls along stark racial lines.

Why deaths by suicide often go uncounted in states’ maternal mortality studies

Suicide and overdose are both leading causes of preventable pregnancy-related death, which has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. But few states are keeping track of this relationship.

Why are Latina moms in New York reporting such high levels of anxiety and depression?

The pandemic’s emotional strains are falling especially heavy on communities hit hardest by COVID, unemployment and child care challenges.

A young Black mother died during treatment for postpartum depression. Her family demands answers.

Denise Williams went to Queens Hospital Center last month. Her family found out 48 hours later that the 29-year-old mother of two had died at the city-run hospital. They still don’t know why.

Inmates Witnessed a Suicide Attempt. They Received Coloring Pages Instead of Counseling

CHINO, Calif. — On a morning in mid-May, Anna “C.J.” Rugg, a 38-year-old transgender man who had tested positive for the coronavirus at the California Institution for Women, set his room in the medical isolation…

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