Raising Awareness

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.

www.thebluedotproject.org

Scores of books about maternal mental health issues are available; most have been written since 2000.

Below is a sample of campaigns aimed at raising awareness about maternal mental health challenges.

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Building Consensus

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.

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

Get the Facts

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

Learn More

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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