Are you in Georgia? Want me to come see you? Then you should know about Project Healthy Moms. Through this program I’ve been traveling the state speaking to med school students and others about postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Project Healthy Moms is an initiative of Mental Health America of Georgia that strives to increase awareness, identification, treatment, and support of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) in Georgia, while also reducing the stigma associated with them. Project Healthy Moms’ PMAD Screening and Identification Trainings are aimed at healthcare providers (e.g. physicians, nurses, social workers) who come in contact with childbearing women. Through this program, healthcare providers who are involved in maternal and child health are trained to recognize symptoms of the various PMADs and consequences of untreated postpartum depression. During the training, providers learn how to screen mothers for postpartum depression and are also informed about treatment options and referral methods. The goal of the training is to ensure that healthcare providers are able to correctly and routinely identify and refer women who may be suffering from PMADs in their practices.
To schedule a training, please contact Liz Smulian at[email protected] or at 678-904-1968.