Women's Mental Health

MHA of Greater Houston is leading and supporting the Yates Children Memorial Fund (YCMF) Advisory Committee, a Women’s Mental Health collaborative effort to significantly improve the mental health outcomes of mothers of new babies in Greater Houston.

Health and mental health professionals, mothers and those who deliver care or services to mothers and their young children have come together to implement this city-wide program that seeks specifically to:
  • increase awareness of postpartum depression (PPD)
  • train and increase knowledge of PPD and other perinatal mental health concerns among health and mental health professionals
  • encourage early detection and screenings at wellness check-ups for mothers and/or babies to prevent postpartum tragedy
  • eliminate the stigma of women seeking help for PPD
Longer term, the goal is to increase the number of mothers, especially those who are low income, seeking help for PPD in the Greater Houston area.


More About Women's Mental Health

Program Contacts

Alejandra Posada - Chief Program Officer
Tiffany Ross - Director of Education and Outreach