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Tuesday, November 23, 2021
2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT

The New Dad Experience & Mental Health

The New Dad Experience & Mental Health

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT

Becoming a parent is a huge milestone for anyone, but when a new baby joins the family, it’s common for support systems to prioritize the mother and child. Even many health professionals educate moms on what to expect during the transition to motherhood, while the transition to fatherhood is primarily addressed in the context of supporting the mother and baby – if it is at all. Between the lack of education about the challenges of fatherhood and societal pressures of masculinity, dads don’t always pay attention to their mental health after bringing a child into the family. Healthy parents help create a healthy family unit and home environment  

During this free, 60-minute panel discussion, we will explore: 

  • The challenges of the transition to parenthood; 
  • Intersecting identities in parenthood; 
  • Men’s mental health; and
  • Supporting your partner and family while taking care of yourself. 

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event. 

Moderated by Dwight Hollier, Mental Health America board member 

Meet the Panelists: 

Juan Irby, father-focused birth and postpartum doula

Kevin Seldon, creator/host of top parenting podcast Dad I’d Like to Friend