People Matter, Words Matter- Maternal Mental Health Infographic

Language matters in compassionate care, and that is not limited to what you say in front of a patient. What you say behind closed doors with co-workers, friends or family can be the seed for stigma and blaming a patient for their illness. Understanding the prevalence of maternal mental health disorders is an important step in how you interact with patients.

The language you use can help remove negative and stereotypical labels and improve encounters with patients.