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Five Action Steps to Address Maternal Depression in Head Start Programs

WIC and Head Start share common goals in promoting positive health and nutrition for young children and families, and, in many communities, serve the same population. This website can serve as a useful resource for both Head Start and WIC, providing action steps and resources, including validated screening tools, training modules, to reduce the impact of depression on families. Other resources for families and staff are available as well.
 

Resources for individuals in need of assistance (emergent or otherwise) can be found via the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, the Mental Health America's Finding Therapy page, and at MentalHealth.gov (including suicide prevention and a veterans’ crisis line).

Also available is a guide to help families who have a loved one who is suicidal or has made a suicide attempt. It provides information on understanding suicide, warning signs and action steps to take, and how to prevent future attempts and keep your loved one safe.

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