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Maternal Depression: Everyone Can Play a Role to Help Families Thrive

A Call to Drive Change at the Community, State and Federal Level

With postpartum depression, feelings of sadness and anxiety can be extreme and might interfere with a woman's ability to care for herself or her family. WIC’s nutrition assessment process and referral services lend themselves well to identifying and linking women with or at risk of depression to appropriate services.

In this one-hour webinar, you'll learn about:

  • The prevalence of maternal depression and its effects on early childhood outcomes and health disparities.
  • The latest recommendations for maternal depression screening from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.
  • Strategies for improving access to screenings and interventions.
  • Actions you can take at the community, state, and federal level to help more mothers and families get the support they deserve.


Resources for Individuals in Need of Assistance (emergent or otherwise)


new! The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support via phone or text for people in distress. This shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. There is also a web chat  available 24/7.

Prevention and crisis resources, including posters and a magnet (available in Spanish), wallet cards, and safety plan pads, are available for professionals to download or order.


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