BECOME A MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE
Still searching for a New Year's Resolution?
How about becoming a Maternal Mental Health Advocate?

ADVOCACY (def):
public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy

Here are a few ideas about how to get involved
in maternal mental health advocacy in 2020.
Kickoff: January 20, 2020
Motherly -- the digital community that informs moms about the latest news, expert insights, innovative products, and helpful services -- is leading the effort to make 2020 the #yearofthemother. Motherly, along with MomCongress (see below), is calling on leaders at all levels, from presidential candidates to employers in the community, to take action to help mothers move from surviving motherhood to thriving in motherhood. Learn more HERE.

Motherly offers 3 easy steps to get involved:
  1. MARK YOUR CALENDAR to promote the official launch of #yearofthemother social media campaign on January 20. HERE are social media images.
  2. START A CONVERSATION in your community by hosting an event to get the conversation started. HERE are some questions to get started.
  3. KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING by using #yearofthemother on social media throughout 2020.
May 3, 2020 / Washington DC
May 3-5, 2020 / Washington DC
MATERNAL
MENTAL HEALTH
MATERNAL
MORTALITY
PAID
FAMILY LEAVE
#MomCongress2020
#ItsTimeToSupportMoms
#UseYourMomVoice
#MMHWeek2020
#MakingOverMotherhood

July 19-25, 2020 
#bmmhw2020
#MakeShiftHappen
Working with Policy Makers to Address Maternal Mental Health Challenges
MMHLA -- founded in 2018 -- is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting the mental health of childbearing women in the United States
by advocating for universal education, screening, referral, and treatment
of postpartum depression and related maternal mental health (MMH) challenges.

Our vision is that all childbearing women in the United States will be educated about and screened for maternal mental health challenges and have access to resources for recovery.