Replace on Postpartum Despair Documentary:
Extra Than Blue
Illuminating the Faces and Voices of Postpartum Despair throughout America
In the summertime of 2022, we introduced our plans to maneuver ahead with the manufacturing of a documentary on postpartum melancholy, Extra Than Blue. A 12 months later, we’re nicely into manufacturing of this essential movie. In partnership with Director Julia Marchesi and manufacturing firm Ark Media (Barak Goodman, Producer), Drs. Lee S. Cohen (Govt Producer and Producer) and Allison Baker (Producer) have been filming the tales of girls and people near them (pals, companions, colleagues) as they navigate the varied elements of postpartum temper and anxiousness problems. Appreciable floor is roofed from the various expertise of postpartum melancholy (PPD) to managing stigma, to going through the shifts in essential relationships throughout being pregnant and the postpartum interval, to coping with the issues of getting entry, to these with experience in perinatal psychiatry. It’s our hope that Extra Than Blue will catalyze a brand new period of understanding of PPD and the variable challenges ladies and households face gaining access to care. We’re indebted to the a whole lot of brave moms, clinicians, and advocates from throughout the nation who responded to our first request to share tales reflecting their particular person and household journeys. Every narrative has performed a key position in shaping the trajectory of the movie, and we’re moved and impressed by the outpouring of help for the venture.
We hope many moms with lived expertise of PPD will be capable to determine with the tales captured within the documentary. To do that, we want to embrace the views of a various group of girls. Whereas many interviews have been carried out, we ask to your continued help in serving to us determine people who could also be prepared to take part. We wish to embrace two further ladies who’re early on within the postpartum interval (underneath one 12 months) and recovering from postpartum melancholy. It was at all times our hope to seize birthing individuals from throughout America, and we’re significantly desirous about connecting with postpartum ladies from the South, Southwest and Western states with a deal with ladies of colour. When you or somebody you already know is just lately postpartum and desirous about studying extra, please contact us via our curiosity kind.
Along with the sharing of private particular person tales, an essential element of the documentary will likely be highlighting the sources out there to moms in want of help and remedy throughout such a vital level of their lives. Whether or not digital or in-person, help teams stay one of the crucial invaluable sources, and as such we’re grateful for the chance to function the First Connections New Moms group based mostly in Massachusetts as a part of the film. We hope that capturing the candid dialogue of the struggles and joys of latest motherhood and the postpartum expertise will break down partitions of disgrace and isolation which many ladies describe as we reassure these individuals that they don’t seem to be alone.
The movie is predicted to be accomplished in 2024. We very a lot look ahead to sharing extra particulars with you within the months to return.
Lee S. Cohen, M.D.
Director, Middle for Ladies’s Psychological Well being, Mass Normal Hospital
Govt Producer, Extra Than Blue
Allison Baker, M.D.
Producer, Extra Than Blue
Director, Extra Than Blue
Senior Producer, Extra Than Blue
Affiliate Producer, Extra Than Blue