YCMF COMMITTEE MEETING
Mental Health America of Greater Houston leads a Women’s Mental Health collaborative effort to significantly improve the mental health outcomes of mothers of new babies in the Greater Houston area. We do this by providing educational and training opportunities to the community and through our quarterly YCMF Advisory Committee Meetings.
The committee is open to licensed, non-licensed professionals, community health workers, case managers, etc. who work with new moms around perinatal mental health.
September 11, 2015
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Amanda K. Osteen, Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire
Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire offers the Exclusively Women Program, which provides a safe and nurturing community where women of all ages offer each other hope and support as they move through life stages. The program is designed to meet the needs of women with depressive disorders related to reproductive issues: loss of pregnancy, post-partum depression and psychosis, breast feeding and psychiatric medication, fertility and menopause; anxiety and obsessive disorders; trauma education, treatment and support; relationship issues and eating disorders.
LaShonta Edwards, A Mother’s Sanctuary
A Mother’s Sanctuary was founded in 2014, by LaShonta Edwards in Houston, Texas. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness amongst the public and medical community about perinatal and postpartum mental health issues. A Mother’s Sanctuary vision is to ensure that every soon to be mother, present mother, family member and friend is able to recognize the signs and symptoms of all perinatal and postpartum illnesses through awareness, prevention and treatment.
Lunch will be provided.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Tiffany Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHA is located on the 8th floor of the Enterprise Bank building, 2211 Norfolk. Visitor parking is available on the first floor of the parking garage and along Norfolk. Please do not park in the post office parking lot across the street, as you may be towed.