November 5 to 12 is Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week. Perinatal anxiety and depression affects as many as 1 in 5 expecting or new mums and up to 1 in 10 dads. Around 14,000 families across New Zealand are impacted every year. New mothers are more at risk of a mental-health crisis and admission to inpatient psychiatric services in the first weeks after birth than people at any other stage in their life. Suicide is the leading cause of death for pregnant women in New Zealand. The Auckland event is on November 11, followed by Wellington on November 12. Visit pada.nz.