- Prenatal & Infant Care Network Newsletter -
- Upcoming Luncheon -
Education opportunity:
- Prenatal & Infant Care Luncheon -
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Destigmatizing Mental Health:
Practical Considerations for Providers
11:30AM-1:30PM – Lunch Provided
Allen County Public Library Downtown, Meeting Rooms A, B, C
900 Library Plaza 
Local Maternal Mental Health Data and Recommendations

Erin Norton, RN, BSN, MBA, Director of Community Outreach at Parkview Women’s & Children’s Service Line and facilitator for the Allen County Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee (FIMR), will provide a brief overview of recent data and the FIMR Committee’s recommendations to address local maternal mental health challenges. Their research and data will reveal opportunities for all community partners to strengthen services.
Destigmatizing Mental Health:
Practical Considerations for Providers

Janell Lane, MA, LMHC, Co-founder, Courageous Healing
Janell will be our keynote speaker for the luncheon, leading an interactive session for prenatal and maternal health care providers exploring:

  • the connection between mental health and fetal loss,
  • types of treatment and medical considerations,
  • tips for reducing associated stigma, and
  • cultural considerations.
A dynamic and powerful counselor, presenter, and speaker, Janell is a trainer with a unique way of relating relevant and applicable information. She has a Bachelor of Art in Psychological Science with minors in Criminal Justice & Criminology and Social Work and a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling, emphasizing providing community-based mental health services, from Ball State University. She is licensed as a mental health counselor and has experience and training working with diverse populations. Janell’s approach balances warmth and support with her honest, direct, and practical communication style.
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