A new study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles indicates mothers of young children have more than three times the risk of mental health problems than their peers if they feel they are missing emotional support in caring for their children. What's more, a mother's mental health has a "strong influence" on the child's health and development, researchers noted. Workplaces could help ease the stress by improving family leave and making good child care more affordable and easier to get, they concluded in this story reported by Reuters.
Mothers of young children who feel they lack emotional support or help in caring for their children have more than three times the risk of mental health problems compared to their peers who feel adequately supported, a new study shows.Addiction Recovery Iowa
This makes TOTAL sense to me. Another huge reason why more workplaces need to really do more to support mothers (and fathers--remember, childcare shouldn't just be a one-parent duty) in balancing work and family.