Monday, January 28, 2013

JOIN MHA OF GEORGIA IN COMMEMORATING MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK, FEBRUARY 3-9, 2013!


   
Due to the efforts of Mental Health America of Georgia's Project Healthy Moms initiative and  the Georgia Coalition on Maternal Mental Health, Governor Nathan Deal has declared February 3-9, 2013 as Georgia's official "Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week". During this week, we ask healthcare professionals and compassionate individuals who care about Georgia's mothers to ask the question: what can we do better in Georgia to provide for the mental health of our mothers? The awareness week will serve as a means to kick off the efforts of the Coalition, and advocate for the future mental health of Georgia's mothers. 

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week Activities: 
  • Join us at the Georgia Capitol on February 6, 2013 at 3:00pm to advocate for making maternal mental health a priority in our state! 
  • For everything you want to know about maternal mental health and more, join us at Northside Hospital's cafeteria (1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30342) on February 7, 2013, 11:00am-2:00pm where we'll be promoting Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. 
  • Project Healthy Moms is launching the Warmline, a peer-support and resource linkage service for mothers throughout the state of Georgia, in Spanish! 
  • E-toolkits with information about screening and resources for maternal mental illness are going out to county health departments and home visiting programs throughout Georgia.
  • Project Healthy Moms is finalizing our partnership with the March of Dimes NICU program, which will help inform new mothers, whose babies are in the NICU, about mental health resources in Georgia.  
  • An article about maternal mental health, written by the Program Manager of Project Healthy Moms at MHA of Georgia, will be published in the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies February newsletter. 
For more information on Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, click here to visit our website, or contact Liz at liz@mhageorgia.org

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