How Fathers, Family, Friends Can Help
We are a diverse group of professionals, private individuals and agencies who are committed to raising awareness and increasing access for women and their families in need of mental health services during and after pregnancy.
Our collaborative was formed after the alleged murder of a 17 month old boy, Garrison Burchett, by his mother. News reports indicated that she may have been suffering from a mental health disorder. Many of us in the community became concerned that this may have been the result of a postpartum mood disorder. At the time there were no specialized support groups or treatment services for women suffering from perinatal and/or postpartum mood disorders in Riverside County; San Antonio Hospital had the only support group in San Bernardino County. We wanted to change that.
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An article released in January 2016 has stated the US Preventive Services Task Force has now included screening for pregnany and postpartum women along with updating screening for adults 18 years and older. The implementation of screening for pregnant and postpartum women has been long overdue and will assist in treating women as soon as possible if they do face postpartum depression.
Ever wonder how much it costs to give birth to a baby? Ther are many hidden costs that hospitals do not disclose to consumers or flat out have no idea how much the average birth will cost. The frustrating journey of one couple discloses their process as they anxiously awaited the birth of their son. Check out this informative video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tct38KwROdw&feature=youtu.be
With 1 in 8 women dealing with postpartum depression, Republican Senator Dean Heller has propsed for routine screening and treatment options for pregant and postpartum women. The bill won commitee approval in March and is striving for program funding for the fiscal years of 2017 through 2021. This is a great advancement for the many women out there who do not get the treatment needed.
We are dedicated to helping families overcome postpartum depression. Call us today at (951) 683-5193.