The MMHLA is committed to raising awareness about maternal mental health disorders to reduce stigma and improve outcomes for mothers and babies.
The list at right is not meant to be all-inclusive but rather a starting place for finding efforts and materials aimed at raising awareness about maternal mental health issues.
The Blue Dot is the national symbol for maternal mental health. The Blue Dot Project leads a social media campaign each May to raise awareness and reduce stigma about maternal mental health issues; features stories about survivor-ship, support, and solidarity; and provides infographics, clothing, and accessories featuring the iconic Blue Dot.
- American Academy of Family Physicians, Postpartum Depression Toolkit
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Patient Safety Bundle
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Postpartum Depression Toolkit
- MCPAP for Moms, Toolkit for Providers
- Minnesota Department of Health, Perinatal Mental Health, Information for Health Professionals
- SAMSHA’s Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Perinatal Provider Tookit
The MMHLA is committed to convening national-level stakeholders to align priorities and address maternal mental health issues with a coordinated, comprehensive approach.
In May 2109, the MMHLA hosted a Roundtable Discussion for national stakeholders in maternal mental health to discuss current efforts to address these illnesses, identify commonalities and overlaps, and create a roadmap for addressing these illnesses with a coordinated, comprehensive approach.
Stakeholders invited to the Roundtable Discussion include maternal-child healthcare providers, mental health providers, and birth and postpartum professionals from the government, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Sharing Best Practices
The MMHLA is committed to identifying and sharing information about successful programs and policies that help women recover from maternal mental health disorders.
The list at right is not meant to be all-inclusive but rather a starting place for finding individuals and programs setting the standard for addressing maternal mental health disorders.