Western Heating and Air Owners Support Utah Postpartum Awareness Foundation to Honor Close Friend
Sep 26, 2016 09:11AM
● By Bryan Scott
Press Release submitted to City Journals
Western Heating and Air has always believed in partnering with other organizations to support important causes. Angie Snow, Vice President and head of marketing commented, “Until recently we have not supported a cause that has touched us more deeply than the one we are supporting now.”
This past year, Angie’s dear friend, Emily Dyches passed away due to the effects of postpartum depression. Emily was a beautiful mother of five children. After giving birth to her fifth child, she began to feel anxious and depressed. After months of seeking help for her condition, Emily experienced a severe panic attack. This attack led to a traumatic accident which took her life.
As a result of this tragic event, a foundation called The Emily Effect was established to honor Emily and spread the important message of support and hope for all mothers struggling with this debilitating illness.
According to the CDC, about 1 in 8 women nationwide experience postpartum depression. Utah has an even higher rate at 1 in 7 according to a 2015 survey by the Utah Department of Health. Unfortunately, very few women seek help due to fear, lack of understanding, and embarrassment of their situation.