“The Smiling Mask” is an inspirational book and documentary created to increase awareness, acceptance and assistance for those suffering with postpartum illnesses. The goal is to shed light on the realities that many mothers and fathers and their families face when their lives are affected with postpartum disorders be it from giving birth, miscarrying or adopting. There is much misunderstanding and judgment of the people who do struggle, with as many as 1 out of four families. There is a critical need to raise awareness and support so that these families may flourish with joy and happiness, and ultimately reduce its affects on future generations(e.g.: high rates of divorce, physical and emotional abuse, infanticide and/or suicide, behavioural issues in children, absent fathers, etc.). This book and documentary will enlighten mothers and fathers by giving hope and inner peace. Our resources are helping to remove the stigma attached to this illness!
For more information check out their website http://www.thesmilingmask.com/