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Single Moms and Mental Health Issues

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OnPoint with Cynthia Hardy

OnPoint with Cynthia Hardy


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Shaquan Duley confessed to suffocating her two babies, citing extreme stress over unemployment and the frustrations of 'young motherhood'. Surprisingly, there seems to be a level of community support for her. Why do you think on some levels, other mothers are sympathetic, perhaps even understanding, rather than showing her condemnation? Are there real mental health issues at play? Where can you turn for help if you are in a similar situation?