Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week
May 3-7, 2021
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Each year, TheBlueDotProject hosts a social media awareness campaign during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Partners and followers can like, share, and discuss daily social media posts. Moms are also invited to participate in the 5-day Making Over Motherhood challenge, posting pictures of #realmotherhood – what it's like behind the scenes of motherhood.
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Week of Action
May 3-7, 2021
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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is bipartisan federal legislation to establish a pregnant worker’s clear-cut right to reasonable accommodations, provided they do not impose an undue burden on their employer. The Week of Action will raise awareness and spur advocacy to encourage Congress to pass the PWFA.
Perinatal Psychiatry Course
May 3 - June 10, 2021
Online Course
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This course -- taught by faculty from the MGH Center for Women's Mental Health -- focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in women across pregnancy and postpartum, including a discussion of specialized psychotherapies utilized during the perinatal timeframe. Continuing education units are provided.
Perinatal Mental Health and
Early Childhood Psychosocial Conference
May 4, 2021
Virtual Conference
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This conference will help frontline obstetric, fetal, neonatal, and psychosocial clinicians develop culturally sensitive and trauma-informed methods of risk assessment to recognize triggers for psychological distress, foster effective partnerships within multidisciplinary teams, and implement screening and clinical intervention services to support parents and families in need.
Interprofessional Perspectives on Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health
May 4, 2021
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Hear from an interprofessional and interdisciplinary group of leaders and experts who are tackling racial disparities in maternal health with particular experience in Florida and Louisiana.
World Maternal Mental Health Day
May 5, 2021
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World Maternal Mental Health Day is always the first Wednesday in May, just before Mother's Day, and aims to raise awareness of maternal mental health issues so that more women will get treatment and fewer will suffer.
Sign a petition encouraging the United Nations to formally recognize World Maternal Mental Health Day.
Multicultural Mental Health Summit
May 6-7, 2021
Devotion Starts Within
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Shades of You, Shades of Me proudly presents this Multicultural Mental Health Summit to raise awareness, and reduce barriers, stigmas, and social injustices. Join mothers, advocates, and professionals to find a sacred place around maternal mental health to heal, learn, and grow.
Postpartum Psychosis Awareness Day
May 7, 2021
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Cherished Mom is leading the first-ever postpartum psychosis awareness day. Postpartum psychosis affects 1-2 women in every 1,000 births; women, families, and providers are often blind-sided by this illness.
Twitter Chat on Maternal Health
May 12, 2021
Twitter Chat
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The Health Resources and Services Administration is hosting a Twitter Chat on Women’s Health, with a special focus on maternal mental health equity. The Twitter Chat supports HRSA's core work of improving women’s health through high-quality and equitable access to health care.
Maternal Health and Perinatal Safety Symposium
May 13, 2021
Virtual Conference
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This innovative conference will provide physicians, nurses, public health professionals, other health care providers, and advocates with a review of current clinical issues impacting maternal health and perinatal safety. 
Mental Health Action Day
May 20, 2021
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In the wake of COVID-19, millions of people have developed new mental health conditions and millions more have had their existing challenges exacerbated. Learn how to take action now to identify opportunities to build long-term resilience.
Marce Australia Conference
May 20, 2021
Call for Abstracts
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Conference Theme: New Paradigms in Parenting, Perinatal Mental Health, and Wellbeing. Virtual conference is September 9-10.
To all the moms who are exhausted,
angry, sad, annoyed, and lonely:
Working with Policymakers to Address Maternal Mental Health Conditions
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) conditions.

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