Teen moms face plenty of challenges, from dealing with the shame and stigma of an unplanned pregnancy to finishing school and finding employment. But many must also deal with the challenges of mental illness. Researchers have found that twice as many teen moms are at risk of developing postpartum depression PPD as their older counterparts. And nearly three times as many teens with mental illness get pregnant as adolescents without a disorder.
Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens
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Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Adolescent mothers and their offspring are a high risk group broth physically and emotionally. Poverty, malnutrition, complications of pregnancy, emotional problems such as depression, drug and alcohol use, are all risks for the mother. Children are also at greater risk for physical, cognitive and emotional problems. It is therefore important to identify factors which influence outcome on adolescent mothers and their children in order to suggest interventions which will more positively affect the physical and psychological health of this increasing population.
Each case management program is voluntary. Availability varies across the state. If you need more information, call a county health department near you , or contact our Pregnant and Parenting Teens program at or, if you're in central Mississippi, If you are 19 or younger and pregnant or have a new baby, we have free health services that can benefit you and your baby. You can qualify for the MSDH Pregnant and Parenting Teens program if you are 19 or younger, pregnant or have a child younger than 1, and you are in high school or would like to re-enroll to work toward a diploma or GED.