May 6, 2024

About 1 in 5 women experience anxiety or depression during pregnancy and postpartum. In order to bring more awareness to maternal mental health month, WorkLife Law has created new resources for workers to understand their rights at work while experiencing perinatal mental health conditions– including a video spotlighting our senior attorney Juliana Franco who shares about her own mental health struggles after having her son. 

The aim of our new guide is to give new parents struggling with mental health conditions information about their rights and options as they navigate an incredibly difficult time. As Juliana shared in her video, “After having my son, I struggled with my mental health. It was isolating – I did not feel like the mother I wanted to be, nor like the person I used to be. My colleagues supported me, and I was able to access the workplace accommodations I needed in order to continue working and earning an income for my family while I recovered.” Ensuring parents know their options can make a world of a difference.

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