Maternal depression and anxiety is the number one complication of childbirth, but we can increase awareness and help Utahns. One of our Health and Safety for Women and Girls Policy Priorities is to improve resources for maternal mental health. We collaborate with statewide partners to improve the health of mothers, children, and families.
Update: SCR 11 passed both legislative chambers in 2018 and is being enrolled.
Utah Maternal Mental Health White Paper
This report was authored by the Policy Team of the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative (UMMHC), Utah’s state chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI). The UMMHC/PSI-Utah mission is to exchange ideas and form relationships to increase and improve awareness, prevention, detection, and treatment of maternal mental health conditions in Utah. Major contributors: Erin Jemison, YWCA Utah; Jessie Mandle, Voices for Utah Children; Laurie Baksh and Lynne Nilson, Utah Department of Health; Dr. Bill Cosgrove; Gwen Latendresse, University of Utah; Amy-Rose White, UMMHC; Tawna Burton, Soul Solutions.