When the Bough Breaks


Dur:93 min


Dir:Jamielyn Lippman



When The Bough Breaks is a feature length documentary about postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, this shocking film uncovers this very public health issue which affects one in five new mothers after childbirth.

The film follows Lindsay Gerszt, a mother who has been suffering from PPD for six years. Lindsay agrees to let the cameras document her and give us an in depth look at her path to recovery. We meet women who have committed infanticide and families who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Babies are dying, women aren’t speaking out and the signs are being missed. When The Bough Breaks takes us on a journey to find answers and break the silence. This film also features stories from singer Carnie Wilson, actress Tanya Newbould, celebrity chef Aarti Sequeira and Peggy Tanous of The Real Housewives of Orange County.


Brooke Shields, Carnie Wilson, Aarti Sequiera, Peggy Tanous, Tanya Newbould, Lindsay Gerszt


Director: Jamielyn Lippman, Writers: Jamielyn Lippman, Samantha Smart Producer: Lindsay Gerszt


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