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Steven lost his wife Alexis to postpartum depression and psychosis just six weeks after their daughter Adriana was born, in October of 2013. He’s dedicated his entire existence to fighting for the future of maternal mental health care. Besides founding the Alexis Joy D’Achille Foundation, Allegheny Health Network now has the Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health in Pittsburgh, which is a medical facility where women can seek treatment for pregnancy-related mental health issues. When properly treated, PMAD have an 80% recovery rate, but because of stigma, lack of resources, and other systematic issues- women are slipping through the cracks. Alexis was one of those women. Please be warned that this episode contains graphic accounts of suicide and trauma. Please proceed with discretion as this content could be triggering for some. If you feel you are in crisis or need help, please reach out to someone.