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PPPAD 2024 Ambassador Checklist

Thank you for your interest in supporting our PPP survivor-led effort! Through the power of our survivor community and allies, this day can have a vast reach and make a significant impact. Here are some helpful ways to support our work, and to spread our message as far as possible.

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  • PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS ARE TEMPORARY AND TREATABLE BUT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE HELP
  • Treatment for PPP almost always includes a combination of Hospitalization, Medication, and Therapy.
  • Pregnancy and postpartum psychosis (PPP) are medical emergencies, with the mother needing immediate medical care, including thorough assessment, intervention, and treatment.
  • PPP impacts an estimated 1-2 women per 1,000 births.
  • The onset of psychosis is usually sudden, often within the first 2-3 weeks following childbirth. 
  • Psychosis can also occur during pregnancy and immediately following childbirth.
  •  A woman is 23 times more likely to experience psychosis in the month following childbirth than at any other point in her life.
  • The most significant risk factors for PPP are personal or family history of bipolar disorder or a previous psychotic episode. However, up to 50% of those who experience PPP have no personal or family history of mental illness. This means it can happen to anyone.
  •  There is an estimated 4% infanticide risk and 5% suicide risk associated with PPP.