Fatherhood is an important time for both fathers and their children. Fathers have been found to have high rates of depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Although similar to mothers, depression in fathers often presents differently or is often overlooked by mental health professionals which may include implicit biases towards fathers. Mental health challenges can play an important role in overall well-being that can interfere with a father’s role as a parent and a partner.
The learning objectives for this webinar are as follows:
Gain understanding about the concept of paternal depression
Increase knowledge regarding the risk factors related to paternal depression
Understand the effects of paternal depression on children and families
A brief discussion about what mental health professionals can do is also included.