"When The Bough Breaks is a feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, this shocking film uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth.
The film follows Lindsay Gerszt, a mother who has been suffering from PPD for six years. Lindsay agrees to let the cameras document her and give us an in depth look at her path to recovery. We meet women who have committed infanticide and families who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Babies are dying, women aren't speaking out and the signs are being missed. When The Bough Breaks takes us on a journey to find answers and break the silence."
The film will be followed by a panel (including Q + A) of local experts on pregnancy, birth, and mental health.
This event is free and open to the public.
Host: Sistering CU
Co-Hosts: IDEA Research Team: Identifying Depression through Early Assessment
The Urbana Free Library
Healthy Beginnings (http://cuhealthybeginnings.com/)