THE WILDERMAN FUND 

Supporting Advancements in Education, Outreach, Research and Prevention For Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

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EDUCATE

Increase Provider level education and awareness through clinical trainings, and provide PMAD-specific resources 

FUND

Aid in the financial costs related to the
education and treatment of PMADs

ADVANCE

Forward the field through clinical trials and advances in education and research

 The Leaders of Change in Maternal Mental Health

"Our innovation empowers Hospitals, Healthcare Providers, Charities and Communities to take action, thereby raising the bar and creating the Standard of Care for Maternal Mental Health."

The Wilderman Fund
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 Who We Help 

PHYSICIANS, HOSPITALS
AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

We provide education, resources and referrals for your patients at risk or suffering. We also tailor programs for providers and hospitals looking to advance the care options and resources for patients.

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For Patients & Their Families

Our network of specialists helps women and families find the best local support, resources and treatment options to prevent or survive Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

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FUSING STRENGTHS AND
SUPPORTING INNOVATIONS

Collaboration and community outreach are at our core. We find the gaps, address the core issues, and improve outcomes. Better healthcare empowers women and benefits generations. Our vision is to weave comprehensive perinatal and maternal mental health into the fabric of healthcare itself.

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 Facts and Statistics

More women die from pregnancy-related complications in America than in any other developed country. Postpartum Depression the most common complication; Suicide is the leading cause of death in postpartum women.

1 in 5

20% of women who have been pregnant will suffer from a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder

$6 Billion

$6 Billion:
The approximate cost (lost potential earnings) of not treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in America in 2016

26%

Increase in the Maternal Mortality Rate in the United States from 2000-2014

93%

93% of women suffering from Postpartum Depression do not or cannot get the right help

Every 25 Minutes

1 baby is born suffering from Opiate Withdrawal

50%

Up to 50% of individuals with Postpartum Depression are never detected

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Aurielle’s Story: Depression, OCD, and PTSD from Traumatic Childbirth. *Trigger Warning

PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS THE MAIN DIAGNOSES

The term Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders is used to encompass Depression in the pre-partum (before), antepartum (during) and postpartum (after) periods and affects approximately 1 in 7 women for each pregnancy experience.  While "Postpartum Depression" is the most known, "postpartum" in fact means "after pregnancy."  

DEPRESSION

One of several mental illnesses affecting 20% of mothers during and/or after pregnancy.

 

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ANXIETY

Postpartum Anxiety affects more than 10% of pregnant and postpartum women. Racing, intrusive thoughts are common and can worsen if untreated.

 

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OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

Symptoms are common, but unwanted and repetitive. Intrusive thoughts and behaviors interfere with daily life and functioning.

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POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

Resulting from real and perceived Perinatal trauma, PTSD is a debilitating illness affecting over 10% of women and partners.

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POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS

The most rare diagnosis affecting 0.1% - 0.2% of postpartum women, usually within the first 2 weeks.

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BIPOLAR (BPD) AND MOOD DISORDERS

A Bipolar or Mood Disorder is characterized by periods of extreme highs (hypomania/mania) and lows (depression).

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MAJOR DONORS AND SPONSORS

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Dr. Gerald S. Shatz and Crista E. Carr-ShatzThe Wilderman Familyaiseal-of-transparency                      

FACTS & PROFESSIONAL QUOTES

More women will suffer from postpartum depression and related illnesses in a year than the combined number of new cases for men and women of tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, lupus and epilepsy."
Postpartum Progress
FACT
OB/GYNs need to be there to reassure mothers that whatever they're feeling—whatever 'bad' thoughts they're having—are normal. You're not a bad mom because you're dealing with mental health issues."
Jamie Zahlaway-Belsito, National Advocacy Chair, The National Coaltion for Maternal Mental Health
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Despite the frequency of depression among new mothers, large numbers of affected individuals may not be identified as having a treatable condition, and only 15% obtain professional care."
Harvard Center on the Developing Child
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Women during their childbearing years account for the largest group of Americans with depression."
American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
FACT
Women who suffer from depression during pregnancy and their infants are at risk for costly complications.  Nearly $15 billion dollars is spent on childbirth-related hospitalizations and half of these costs are billed to private insurance."
National Business Group on Health
FACT

LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER

Join us in giving healthcare providers the best tools and resources needed to to close the gap, shatter the stigma and raise the bar in improving the standard of care for all women, their families and their loved ones affected by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.