Maternal Mental Health
Pandemic Pressures Increase Incidence of Postpartum Depression
August 9, 2021
Heather Tirado Gilligan
Maternal Health, Health Equity, Behavioral Health
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Without treatment, postpartum depression can prevent parent-child bonding and increase the risk of maternal suicide.
Listening to Mothers in California: Maternal Mental Health
National Partnership for Women and Families
The Listening to Mothers in California survey was aimed at improving the experience and outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth by reporting women’s experiences and preferences on many topics, including maternal mental health. Women diagnosed with a mental health condition should have access to appropriate treatment, counseling, or both.
CHCF Invests in Docent Health to Improve Maternity Care Coordination in Medi-Cal
December 8, 2020
Investing in Innovation, Maternal Health
CHCF's new program-related investment in Docent Health will help the company's technology-enabled maternity care coordination platform serve more birthing people enrolled in Medi-Cal.
New University of California Program Will Double Pipeline of Specialized Mental Health Providers in Response to Growing Crisis
January 29, 2020
Workforce, Behavioral Health
With California facing an urgent and growing shortage of mental health professionals, three schools of nursing within the University of California system (UCSF, UC Davis, and UCLA) are announcing the launch today of a new online certificate program that will prepare 300 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners by 2025.
eConsult for Psychiatrists Treating Perinatal Women with Serious Mental Illnesses
Emily C. Dossett, Christopher Benitez, Natalia Garcia
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health
Nearly one in five of California’s pregnant and postpartum women suffer from depression, anxiety, or other severe illness such as bipolar disorder (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or PMADs). A pilot project sought to increase capacity of psychiatrists in Los Angeles County to provide medication management to women with severe PMADs.
November 8, 2019
Webinar — Improving Maternal Mental Health by Building Capacity of Frontline Medical Providers
Maternal Health, Behavioral Health
November 8, 2019
Mental health conditions among pregnant and postpartum women are the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth and can lead to negative maternal, infant, and child outcomes and significant financial cost. And yet the vast majority of women with these illnesses go unrecognized and untreated. Join us for a discussion of how the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for Moms and other programs are addressing this public health challenge.
California Surgeon General Puts Spotlight on Childhood Trauma
May 23, 2019
California's first surgeon general wants the state's health care system to understand the impact that childhood trauma has on lifelong health outcomes. Nadine Burke Harris told us how she'll accomplish that.