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Years ago, Portia Smith (center) was afraid to seek care for her postpartum depression because she feared child welfare involvement. She and her daughters Shanell Smith (right), 19, and Najai Jones Smith (left), 15, pose for a selfie in February after makeup artist Najai made up everyone as they were getting ready at home to go to a movie together. Tom Gralish/Philadelphia Inquirer hide caption

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Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Their Postpartum Depression

After they give birth, black women are more likely than other women to suffer from postpartum depression. But many can't get treatment — or they avoid it because they fear government scrutiny.

People walk by a Black Friday promotional at Cookie's department store Friday in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Doorbusters Busted: Shoppers Rethink Black Friday

3 min

Doorbusters Busted: Shoppers Rethink Black Friday

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Ashley Baker (left) and her mother, Sandy, recount being homeless at their StoryCorps interview in Dallas in October. Eleanor Vasilli/StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

A Mother And Daughter On Homelessness, Humility And A $6-A-Week Grocery Budget

2 min

A Mother And Daughter On Homelessness, Humility And A $6-A-Week Grocery Budget

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Years ago, Portia Smith (center) was afraid to seek care for her postpartum depression because she feared child welfare involvement. She and her daughters Shanell Smith (right), 19, and Najai Jones Smith (left), 15, pose for a selfie in February after makeup artist Najai made up everyone as they were getting ready at home to go to a movie together. Tom Gralish/Philadelphia Inquirer hide caption

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Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Their Postpartum Depression

6 min

Black Mothers Get Less Treatment For Their Postpartum Depression

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