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.

If you would like to schedule a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training for your organization, please contact Lauren Pursley.

We are now offering consumer Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders trainings geared towards all moms, families, and friends. If you are interested in bringing this training to your organization, faith-based group, support groups, community center, etc., please contact Lauren Pursley.



Program Contacts

Alejandra Posada – Chief Program Officer
Lauren PursleyTraining Specialist

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