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The role of employers in working moms' mental health

20% of women in the US will suffer some form of mental health issue, such as post-partum depression or anxiety, after the birth of a baby.

A new study from the University of Georgia College of Public Health concludes that employers play a significant role in how well, or how poorly, a working mother is able to cope with the demands of a new baby when returning to her job. Rachel McCardel, lead author of the study and doctoral candidate at UGA’s College of Public Health discussed the results with WUGA's Martin Matheny.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.