Women's Mental Health
Maternal/Perinatal Mental Health
Mental Health America of Greater Houston is leading and supporting the Yates Children Memorial Fund (YCMF), a Women’s Mental Health collaborative effort to significantly improve the mental health outcomes of mothers of new babies in Greater Houston.
Health and mental health professionals, mothers and those who deliver care or services to mothers and their young children have come together to implement this city-wide program that seeks specifically to:
• increase awareness of postpartum depression (PPD)
• train and increase knowledge of PPD and other perinatal mental health concerns among health and mental health professionals
• encourage early detection and screenings at wellness check-ups for mothers and/or babies to prevent postpartum tragedy
• eliminate the stigma of women seeking help for PPD
Longer term, the goal is to increase the number of mothers, especially those who are low income, seeking help for PPD in the Greater Houston area.
Take a look at some of the ways we are impacting mothers and our community: Yates Children Memorial Fund Milestones
For more information or to volunteer, contact:
Alejandra Posada, Director of Education and Training
Karen George, Program Coordinator
Mary Parnham, YCMF Committee Chair