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1 in 10 women will experience a maternal mental health disorder.


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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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Registration is now open for our 7th Annual Conference: The Impact of Culture and Faith on Parental Mental Health! Please check out our Events and Conferences tab with all the necessary forms and information.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Latest Updates

An Effective Alternative for Reducing Stress and Depression among African American Women

Monday, 9/12/2016

A Northwestern University pilot study found that mindfulness training can be used to alleviate stress and depressive symptoms among African American women with lower socio-economic status. Mindfulness training includes techniques such as sitting meditation, yoga, mental body scans, and practicing self-awareness. After participating in the study, thirty-one women reported gaining the ability to recognize stressful triggers in their lives; their bodies’ reaction to these triggers; and an overall improvement and increase in well-being.

New Depression Screening is Now Going to Include Postpartum

Wednesday, 5/25/2016

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.

What Hospitals Are Not Disclosing When it Comes to the Price of Delivering a Baby

Wednesday, 5/11/2016

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

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