You can’t tell when a mom has postpartum mood disorder just by looking at her. People assume it should be fairly obvious, except it isn’t. We can get pretty good at hiding how we are feeling and what we are thinking. So to all the people who say, “But you look great!” and to all the physicians who say, “I don’t need to screen. I just know when my patients need help,” I say look closely at these faces and then read their words. This is what maternal mental illness looks like. THIS."