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  • The Mental Health of Teenage Mothers Matters

    The Mental Health of Teenage Mothers Matters

    Teenage mothers face plenty of challenges, from dealing with the shame and stigma of an unplanned pregnancy to finishing school and finding employment. But many must also deal with the challenges of mental illness. Researchers have found that twice as many teen moms are at risk of developing postpartum depression (PPD) as their older counterparts. And nearly three times as many teens with mental illness get pregnant as adolescents without a disorder. Related: Need For Care Assistant for New Mother “While it is important to recognise the many challenges faced by young mothers and their children, it is essential that the

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