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Canadian Researcher seeks young moms for research study

I received the following via email this morning. Passing it along. If you would do the same, I know Dr. Gina Wong-Wylie would be deeply appreciative. Thank you!

SEEKING RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

April, May, and June 2010

Qualitative Research Study:

“Young Moms Can Soar”

Close to half of women under the age of 19 years who become young mothers are estimated to develop Postpartum Depression (PPD). Researchers with the Centre for Disease Control have indeed confirmed that young mothers are at an elevated risk for developing PPD. Nevertheless, the experience of depression for young moms does not necessitate negative long-term consequence and lifelong disadvantage. In this study, the researcher explores experiences of young moms who moved through PPD to a place of empowerment.

Participants:

  • If you had a baby at, or before, the age of 19 years not more than 15 years ago
  • If you experienced depression following the birth of the baby
  • If you moved or are moving through the depression and are experiencing life more positively
  • And you are willing to speak about the experience of maternal depression as a young mother and share stories of growth from that experience and positive outcome for the purposes of research.

Please Contact Researcher:

Dr. Gina Wong-Wylie, Registered Psychologist

Email: ginaw@athabascau.ca

Toll Free in Canada: 1-866-442-3089