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.

Six Things  You Should Know Brochures

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:

Speak Up When You’re Down posters

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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