WEBINAR Maternal Depression: Everyone Can Play a Role to Help Families Thrive
Maternal Depression: Everyone Can Play a Role to Help Families Thrive
A webinar to drive change at the community, state and federal level.
Decades of science and research are telling us that we must focus on children’s early years as these experiences impact their long-term overall health. We also know that during these formative years, a child’s health is inextricably linked to health of his or her mother.
Maternal depression affects thousands of families in the United States every year. When a mother is depressed, her overall health and well-being suffer, and she may struggle to provide the emotional support and resources her child needs to grow and thrive. Treatment is available, and resources exist. But too many mothers are never screened, never referred to treatment, and never directed to resources that can help their family achieve optimal health.
Mothers and babies don’t need to keep suffering the consequences of maternal depression. Physicians, public health providers, policy makers, families, and community advocates can take action and drive change.