Maternal Mental Health NOW is pleased to make the following materials & resources available to health and human service providers in Los Angeles and beyond:
Bringing Light to Motherhood: Community Provider Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit
This toolkit is an easy-to-use resource geared toward any health care provider or caregiver that interacts with new moms and moms-to-be. With over 100 pages full of tips and advice on the risk factors, symptoms, prevention, screening, intervention and treatment of perinatal depression and related mood disorders, the toolkit also provides handouts that providers can distribute to patients, an exhaustive list of resources and information in Spanish.
A digital file of The Toolkit is available for FREE. Please click here to register to receive the digital file.
Queer & Trans Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit
We understand that the lived realities of queer birthing people and families vary widely. This Queer and Trans Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit is an easy-to-use resource for providers, birth workers and those supporting queer and trans birthing people and families. Full of education, practical application and links to training and resources it is an important tool to expand the conversation of perinatal mental health to better include everyone in our community.
Please click here to register to receive the digital toolkit.
Perinatal Mental Health 101
The #1 complication of pregnancy and the postpartum period is depression and anxiety. Learn how to support the pregnant and postpartum people in your workplace and personal life. This learning pathway includes six (6) modules: (1) What is Perinatal Mental Health, (2) Impact of Perinatal Mental Health Conditions, (3) Disparities in Perinatal Mental Health Care and Cultural Humility, (4) Impact of Stress and Trauma in the Perinatal Period, (5) Perinatal Screening, Assessment, and Referrals, and (6) Perinatal Grief and Loss.
The #1 complication of pregnancy and the postpartum period is depression and anxiety. Learn how to identify and respond to these disorders in a timely, informed and culturally appropriate way. This learning pathway includes four (4) modules: (1) Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, (2) Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders, (3) Psychosocial Assessment, and (4) Clinical Interventions.
These double-sided bilingual brochures are available for distribution at your workplace, church, community center, preschool and doctor’s office. Below we provide links to download PDFs of the brochures or to order printed packs of the brochures. $5 covers the cost of shipping 250 brochures. Languages include:
These double-sided Spanish/English posters are available for display in your office building, workplace, church, community center, preschool and doctor’s office.
$10 covers the cost of shipping up to 50 posters. Posters are currently out of stock. We will update the site when these become available for ordering. Please email [email protected] for further information.
Patient Health Questionnaire – 9
The PHQ-9 is the nine item depression scale of the Patient Health Questionnaire. It can be a powerful tool to assist clinicians with diagnosing perinatal depression and monitoring treatment response. Downloadable in English and Spanish.
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is a useful 3 question tool to screen patients for postpartum depression. Downloadable in English and Spanish.
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