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CLE woman runs support group for women with postpartum depression

Posted at 9:02 PM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 22:07:05-04

CLEVELAND — Coretta Daniel, a Cleveland native, suffered postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her first son, but struggled to find help in her community. Now she wants to make sure other women don’t have to go through their journey alone.

Daniel founded “2BNurtured” in 2016. It is an organization created to provide education to black moms and other minority women and their families about perinatal mood disorders and mental illnesses to decrease stigma.

Women of color often deal with additional struggles that can make dealing with mental health after pregnancy more difficult, Daniels said.

"Even just the systemic issues we deal with with racism and all that, the load can get kind of heavy...our recovery process looks different," Daniel said.

2BNurtured meets every other week and is always accepting more women into the group.

Click here to learn more about 2BNurtutred.