Maternal Mental Health Readings

One result of Care for Your Mind’s collaboration with the National Network of Depression Centers is a series about perinatal depression. We encourage you to peruse these posts, as well as the personal stories and additional articles listed here.

Maternal Mental Health: A National Health Care Crisis
Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FAPM
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Founding & Statewide Medical Director, MCPAP for Moms

Surviving Severe Postpartum Depression
Susan Campbell
Families for Depression Awareness Volunteer

I Had Postpartum Depression and the System Failed Me
Jamie Belsito, National Advocacy Chair
National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health

Why Psychiatric Care for Pregnant Women Often Falls Short
Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FAPM

Why Doctors Can’t Treat Their Patients: Barriers to Mental Health Care for Obstetricians, Pediatricians, and Psychiatrists
Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, FACOG
Joy McCann Professor of Women in Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
John Straus, MD, FAAP
Founding Director, Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP)
President, National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs
Medical Director, Special Projects, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

How MCPAP for Moms Offers a Lifeline to Providers and Women in Need
Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FAPM
with Jamie Belsito and Amanda Martin

Mental Health Support for Moms Is as Close as a Phone Call
Ann Smith, CNM, President
Postpartum Support International

How Legislation Can Change the Face of Perinatal Mental Health
U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark
MA State Senator Ellen Story
with Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FAPM

Everyone Can Be an Advocate! Together We Can Change the Face of Maternal Mental Health Care
Joy Burkhard, MBA
2020 Mom

Post-Partum Depression: The Broader Picture
An Interview with Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FAPM
MCPAP for Moms

Post-Partum Depression Saga: Is This What Women Should Expect?
An Interview with Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA
Lindner Center of Hope.