Resources for Providers
Obstetric Provider Resources and Overview of Applicable CA Law
City Birth Trauma Screening Tool
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Coding for Perinatal Depression
Social Support Screening
Menu of Treatment Options
Share Your Maternal Mental Health Care/Claim/Payment Denial Story
Though many women have health insurance at the time of their maternal mental health challenges, insurance can still be a significant barrier to care.
If you've experienced trouble providing care due to insurance company policies, please take 2 minutes to share those experiences here. Your stories will help us drive change.
Recommended Reading for suffering and high-risk families and clinicians:
Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression
By: Pec Indman & Shoshanna Bennett
The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook: Practical Skills to Help You Overcome Anxiety, Worry, Panic Attacks, Obsessions, and Compulsions
By: Pamela Wiegartz, PH.D, Kevin Gyoerkoe, PSY.D.
Recommended Reading for OBGYNs, Psychiatrists and more:
Learn about the various Maternal Mental Health Disorders, the differences between them, risk factors and treatment options. The course is designed for providers, administrators and public health employees, though all are welcome. Listen to a previously recorded webinar here. For a list of the resources shared during the training click here. Upcoming live webinars are listed here.
Free E-Learning Program on Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals
The U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) program, available via OMH’s Think Cultural Health website, is designed to develop behavioral health providers' knowledge and skills related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). OMH encourages all certified counselors, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers to take this program and earn up to five continuing education credits at no cost.
The program’s 4 courses cover:
• Connections between culture and behavioral health
• The impact of cultural identity on interactions with clients
• Ways to engage, assess and treat clients from diverse backgrounds
Are you looking for other free e-learning programs on cultural competency? Check out the suite of Think Cultural Health e-learning programs at thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/education
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Offers Resources for Ob-GYNs and Women’s Health Care Providers
• Webinar addressing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders - Strategies for Women's Health Care Providers.
Visit the Women’s Health Care Physicians page for more resources like:
• Committee Opinion: Screening for Perinatal Depression
• Practice Bulletin: Use of Psychiatric Medications During Pregnancy and Lactation (members only)
Developing a Treatment Plan and More
Safety Action Series
Reproductive Psychiatry: Navigating Treatment Options in Maternal Mental Health
Review the importance of collaborative care in maternal mental health, i.e. among obstetric providers, psychiatrists, and social workers
Discuss approaches to maternal mental health screening and medications
Consider important next steps when test results come back positive for perinatal/postpartum depression and anxiety
Explore strategies for providing personalized care to every woman, including in cases of trauma
Claire Brandon, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
New York City, New York
Zulresso, the first medicine specifically approved by the FDA for the treatment of postpartum depression.
Healthcare settings that elect to administer Zulresso must enroll and become certified in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program. The REMS is required by the FDA to ensure the potential benefits of therapy outweigh its risks. Zulresso is available only through a restricted program under a REMS called the Zulresso REMS because excessive sedation or sudden loss of consciousness can result in serious harm. REMS certified centers will be trained, complete a knowledge assessment, officially enroll, and then implement necessary processes and procedures to administer the therapy.
Learn more about certified sites by calling 844-4-sagerx or visit SageCentralSupport.com.