Maternal mental health challenges are temporary and treatable. Resources are available.

COVID-19 Information

Now more than ever we need to support mothers.

As our country faces unprecedented stress and anxiety from the twin pandemics of coronavirus and racism, we remain steadfast in our commitment to advocate for the mental health and well-being of all mothers and mothers-to-be in the United States.

Mothers have borne an extraordinary physical, emotional, and mental load during the months of quarantine: managing jobs, caring for family, keeping the household running with cooking / cleaning / shopping, maintaining schedules, home-schooling and entertaining children, checking on neighbors and the elderly.

COVID-19 has opened a Pandora’s box of worry for pregnant women, who have unanswered questions about how the coronavirus will impact them, their pregnancies, and their newborn infants.

Women of color and women living in poverty are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, mental health conditions, and maternal morbidity and mortality.

Black mothers worry every day that their children might die simply because of the color of their skin.

In the face of these challenges, we renew our commitment to support, advocate for, and lift up mothers in our country, regardless of race, ethnicity, or income.

1 in 5 women will experience a
MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE or
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
during pregnancy or postpartum

75%

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

0
ANNUAL COST PER PAIR

$32,000 is the annual cost
per mother-infant pair of NOT TREATING
maternal mental health issues

Get the facts about maternal mental health challenges, including signs and symptoms, risk factors, and interventions for recovery.

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MMHLA creates collaboration and connections to address maternal mental health issues with a coordinated and comprehensive approach.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing a maternal mental health challenge, know that you are not alone. Here’s where to find help.

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Who We Are

MMHLA is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mental health of childbearing women in the United States by advocating for universal education, screening, referral, and treatment of postpartum depression and related maternal mental health (MMH) challenges.

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