On March 14, 2022, Congress introduced Into the Light For Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Act of 2022 to reauthorize and fund existing programs to help those impacted by maternal mental health (MMH) conditions.  Into the Light includes two key provisions

  • Reauthorizing and expanding grants to states to create programs to address MMH.
  • Establishing and funding a dedicated national MMH hotline to provide 24/7 voice and text services.

MMHLA has been helping craft this legislation for the last year, which was supported by over 100 organizations.

As of June 2022, Into the Light has been included in the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022.

House Leads

Katherine Clark (D-MA)

Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)

Doris Matsui (D-CA)

Michael Burgess (R-TX)

Yvette Clark (D-NY)

Young Kim (R-CA)

Senate Leads

Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

  • Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
  • &Mother
  • 2020 Mom
  • Amara Acupuncture
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Anna Maling, LGPC private practice
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  • Ashley Rideout LCSW
  • Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Baby Caravan
  • Best of You, LLC
  • Bethesda Women’s Mental Health Center
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative
  • Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
  • Chamber of Mothers
  • Cherished Mom
  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA)
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida
  • Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
  • Daniel N. Sacks MD PA
  • Danielle Cotter LLC
  • DC Metro Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative
  • Dear Sunday Motherhood
  • Eclectic DC
  • EmmaWell
  • Every Mother Counts
  • Feed Your Mental LLC
  • Gemma
  • Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice
  • Hand to Hold
  • HealthyWomen
  • Heidi Cox Psychology PLLC
  • Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC, PLLC
  • Hope for Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Hyperemesis Education and Research Foundation
  • International OCD Foundation
  • International Society of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
  • Ivy Counseling & Wellness Services, LLC
  • Kayce Hodos, LPC
  • Komae
  • LA Best Babies Network
  • Laurel Hicks LLC
  • Liberation-Based Therapy
  • Life Beyond the Vines
  • Lifeline for Families Center at the UMass Chan Medical School
  • Lifeline for Moms Program at the UMass Chan Medical School
  • Live Life Unlimited Counseling
  • Love Makes a Family LLC
  • Major Care
  • Mammha
  • Marce of North American Perinatal Mental Health Society
  • March for Moms
  • March of Dimes
  • Maternal and Perinatal Services, LLC
  • Maternal Mental Health NOW
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Mental Health America
  • Mental Health America of Kentucky
  • Mental Health America of Ohio
  • mission:motherhood
  • MomsRising
  • National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health
  • National Association for Rural Mental Health
  • National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • National Federation of Families
  • National League for Nursing
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Niivana Telehealth
  • North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology (NASPOG)
  • Not Safe For Mom Group (NSFMG)
  • Nurtured Well, LLC
  • Parent Child Center of Northwestern Counseling & Support Services
  • Parents After Childbirth Education (PACE)
  • PCBH Strategies, LLC
  • Pediatrics
  • Perigee Fund
  • Perinatal Support Washington
  • Postpartum Resource Center of New York
  • Postpartum Support International
  • Postpartum Support International – Alaska
  • Postpartum Support International – Arkansas
  • Postpartum Support International – Colorado
  • Postpartum Support International – Delaware
  • Postpartum Support International – Louisiana
  • Postpartum Support International – Massachusetts
  • Postpartum Support International – New Jersey
  • Postpartum Support International – New York
  • Postpartum Support International – North Carolina
  • Postpartum Support International – Pennsylvania
  • Postpartum Support International – South Carolina
  • Postpartum Support Virginia
  • PRISM for Moms
  • Psychotherapy Action Network
  • Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT)
  • Return to Zero: HOPE
  • Rhode Island Maternal Psychiatry Resource Network (RI MomsPRN) Program
  • Run Tell Mom
  • Saagara, PLLC
  • Sarah Briggs and Associates
  • Shades Of Blue Project
  • SMART Recovery
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Society for Women’s Health Research
  • SOURCE Psychotherapy
  • Superkin
  • Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD and Associates LLC
  • The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation
  • The Family Center Mental Health Clinic
  • The Fifth Trimester
  • The Motherhood Center
  • Therapy of the Heart and Spirit
  • Totum Women
  • U.S. Lactation Consultant Association
  • University of North Carolina
  • Vania Manipod, DO, Inc
  • Wednesday Collaborative
  • Zero to Three
  • Zucker Hillside Hospital, Northwell Health
MMHLA’s Press Release
Into the Light Fact Sheet
Letter to the Senate
Letter to the House of Representatives