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MMHLA authored a letter (with over 125 additional organizations signing on) to the Senate Appropriations Committee encouraging funding of a Maternal Mental Health Hotline at $3.5 million.  The U.S. House of Representatives has already included this funding as part of the FY21 Budget.

A national maternal mental health hotline that offers specialized support 24 hours per day can help mothers and families address MMH conditions before they create long-lasting, adverse health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Helpline qualified counselors can provide immediate support to mothers and caregivers, including education, emotional support, and connections to community resources including mental health providers with advanced training in treating MMH conditions, peers with lived experience, support groups, and other local services to support pregnant women and new mothers.