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MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE: Launching Early 2022
It is with great excitement we announce that PSI has been awarded a landmark contract to operate the first-ever Maternal Mental Health Hotline by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Hotline, legislated by Congress and funded by HRSA, will launch in early 2022 and will be available 24/7, 365 days-a-year, in English and Spanish, via voice, text, and web chat.
PSI is excited to increase support to families all over the US by providing this essential resource to all pregnant and postpartum individuals. As you know, PSI is continually working to bridge the gap between the mental health needs of new parents and the resources and support they so desperately need. We are grateful to now be able to provide Help-seekers with the support they need, at the right time, with the right tools and resources.
As you can imagine this is an exciting time at PSI, and we will continue to update you as plans develop.
We also want to thank every PSI donor, volunteer, staff member, advocate, bill sponsor, partner, and congressperson. You made the dream of a Maternal Mental Health Hotline a reality. For that, we are forever grateful.
MIND THE GAP for PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH
Historic Investments to Improve Maternal Health and Perinatal Mental Health Have Passed a Big Hurdle
The Energy & Commerce Committee has approved historic investments from theBlack Maternal Health Momnibus Actto save moms’ lives, end racial and ethnic maternal health disparities, and provide robust funding for maternal mental health equity grant programs in the Build Back Better Act.
New! Perinatal Mental Health Support for Special Needs or for Medically Fragile Parenting
2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT
This peer support group provides a safe and supportive place for sharing feelings and challenges commonly experienced when navigating the unexpected outcome of having a newborn with medical complications or special needs through the first year postpartum. Logistics of care, juggling medical and therapy appointments, and unique support needs can create an isolating and overwhelming experience. This group is for parents struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety during this time. Come share, connect and learn. You are not alone.
Do you have questions about the PMH-C? PSI hosts a monthly call where we can answer your questions! The PMH-C call is the perfect time to have questions answered about qualifications, exam preparation, trainings, etc.
We are now offering the option to have a professionally printed version of your PMH-C certificate. The certificate is for those providers who have already passed the PMH-C exam, and are PMH-C Certified. Visit the store to order!
Perinatal Mental Health Certificate (PMH-C) August 2021 You can find the full list of PMH-C recipients HERE