World Café Shares Realities of Mothers Seeking Help for Postpartum Depression

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On March 23, behavioral health professionals and members of the Perinatal Mental Health Learning Community at MHA of Greater Houston attended the Perinatal Mental Health World Café at The Motherhood Center. The World Café engaged professionals in meaningful conversation about postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders, and highlighted factors that impact a mother’s health as they attempt to navigate various platforms of recovery. Finding appropriate medical care/treatment, the role of counseling/psychotherapy in recovery, access to support/resources and impact on family were all topics shared from first-hand maternal perspectives.

For more information or to register as a participant of the Perinatal Mental Health Learning Community, contact Tiffany Ross, MSSW, Education & Training Program Manager, at tross@mhahouston.org.

Through the Yates Children Memorial Fund Advisory Committee, a women’s mental health initiative at MHA of Greater Houston, the Perinatal Mental Health Learning Community provides opportunities for mental health and primary care professionals to increase their knowledge of perinatal mood disorders and improve the mental health outcomes of new mothers through networking, specialty training, webinars and participation in case studies.