Background: Postpartum depression is the most common complication associated with child-bearing. The current study investigated attitudes toward professional psychological help-seeking and the effects of stigma and mental health literacy on postpartum women recruited from social media (N = 326). Method: Hierarchical linear regression was used to analyze the data and the interaction effect of stigma and mental health literacy. Results: Stigma was negatively associated with attitudes toward professional psychological help-seeking, while mental health literacy was positively associated with attitudes toward professional psychological help-seeking. The interaction effect was not statistically significant. The results yield implications for screening practices and reducing stigma for mental health care in the postpartum period.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Maternal and Child Health Journal|
|State||Published - May 2022|
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- Maternal health
- Mental health literacy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health