On Thursday April 16 immediately following General Hospital, fans will see Kimberly McCullough, who plays troubled Dr. Robin Scorpio, speak to the TV audience in an effort to raise awareness for postpartum depression. Almost a million new mothers suffer from depression every year and the soap is lending its support to the cause. In past years, General Hospital has raised awareness for HIV/AIDS, bipolar disorder, breast cancer and prescription drug addiction.

“I am sure some members of our audience are either directly affect with postpartum depression or know someone who is, and we believe it is important to direct our audience to the organizations that can help them,” said Jill Farren Phelps, Executive Producer.

To that end, Soaps.com would like to direct viewers in need of information to the website
of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to helping women with the most common complication of childbirth. Fans have seen just a glimpse of the symptoms by watching what Robin has gone through recently, She will finally come to terms with what she needs to do during May sweeps, we’re told. The soap is currently casting real-life mothers who have suffered from postpartum depression.