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Innovative Online Resource Directory Now Available to Help Women Suffering from Postpartum Depression in Los Angeles County

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March 23, 2015                                                                                         

 

Innovative Online Resource Directory Now Available to Help Women Suffering from Postpartum Depression in Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force announced the launch of the Maternal Mental Health Resource Directory a first-of-its-kind online resource for new and expectant mothers struggling with maternal depression and anxiety.  The Directory lists over 185 resources—more than 125 of which offer no or low-cost services—in Los Angeles County that provide specialized treatment and support to this vulnerable population. 

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Maternal Mental Health Resources Available in Los Angeles

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January 26, 2016

 

Maternal Mental Health Resources Available in Los Angeles 

LOS ANGELES – In order to implement the US Preventative Services Task Force’s recommendation that women be screened for postpartum depression during pregnancy and after giving birth, Maternal Mental Health NOW offers training and resources to medical professionals in Los Angeles County treating new and expecting mothers.                                                                         

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 On Thursday, February 11th, maternal mental health advocates throughout the country will come together in a National Day of Action to support the passage of the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act of 2015 [H.R. 3235 & S. 2311]. These bills, if passed, would provide grants to at least three states to improve screening and treatment for maternal depression. Please join this effort, led by the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health, of which Maternal Mental Health NOW is a member, by contacting your lawmakers and urging them to support these important bills.                                                                   

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Media Coverage of Torrance Tragedy Speaks to Need to Address Postpartum Depression in Los Angeles

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May 21, 2014

 

Media Coverage of Torrance Tragedy Speaks to Need to Address Postpartum Depression in Los Angeles

 

LOS ANGELES – Media coverage surrounding yesterday’s tragic events in unincorporated Torrance, in which 30-year-old Carol Coronado is alleged to have killed her three children and stabbed herself, has suggested that she was suffering from postpartum depression.  While we do not have access to her medical records, the media’s response to this tragedy speaks to the urgent need to address maternal mental health issues in Los Angeles.

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