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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

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