As a new mother, I was shocked to read this article about the large number of cases of anxiety and depression that are missed in the UK. It’s concerning that many mothers are not getting the help they need to manage these conditions. As a mother, I understand how difficult it can be to recognize signs of mental health issues in oneself, especially when the focus is on taking care of a newborn. It’s important that more resources are made available to mothers to make sure they can access treatment if they need it. Mental health services should be better integrated into the healthcare system so that mothers don’t have to suffer in silence and can get the help they need.