Working With Policymakers
To Improve Maternal Mental Health Conditions

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

Maternal mental health conditions are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth,
affecting 1 in 5 women and childbearing people during the perinatal timeframe (during pregnancy and year following pregnancy).

Of the 4 million people who give birth each year in the United States, 800,000 will be impacted by these illnesses.

Left untreated, these illnesses can have long-term negative impact on parents, babies, family, and society.

Fortunately, maternal mental health conditions are often temporary and treatable.

1 in 5 women and childbearing
people will experience a
MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION or
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
during pregnancy or postpartum

75% of individuals
who screen at-risk
for postpartum depression
RECEIVE NO TREATMENT

The cost of NOT TREATING
maternal mental health conditions
is $32,000 per mother-infant pair
totaling $14.2 billion nationally

SUICIDE and OVERDOSE
are the leading causes of death
for women and childbearing people
in the first year following pregnancy

MMHLA uses the terms “women and childbearing people”  to describe individuals who are pregnant or who give birth.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

OUR WORK

Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (MMHLA) is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
the mental health of mothers and childbearing people in the United States with a focus on national policy and health equity.
MMHLA advocates for improved maternal mental health care and serves as a clearinghouse of information related to maternal mental health.

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Postpartum Support International offers resources and support for those who are suffering.

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Who We Are

MMHLA is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mental health of women and childbearing people in the United States by advocating for universal education, screening, prevention, and treatment of mental health conditions during pregnancy and year following pregnancy.

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