New Fathers & Depression
New York Times Article discusses an emerging conversation about fathers in the United States: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/health/research/25baby.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y
"American fathers were at greater risk for depression than fathers in other countries, with rates of 14.1 percent compared with 8.2 percent elsewhere. Dr. Paulson said the disparity might be because of cultural differences, along with more liberal paternity-leave policies in other countries."
As men in our country continue to shift into new roles and responsibilities within the family, our policies must keep pace and support them. Let's think outside the box.