Help Maternal Mental Health in Texas!

Help Maternal Mental Health in Texas!

Help Maternal Mental Health. Babies!
Time Range For Action Alert: 
May 3, 2019 to May 6, 2019

Please urge the House Calendars Committee to Help Maternal Mental Health and Schedule HB 2618 for a House Vote!

  • HB 2618 places certified peer support specialists in select community health centers to help pregnant women and mothers with mental health issues.
  • Certified peer support specialists are trained individuals living with a mental health condition who use their experience to help others.
  • Texas has high maternal mortality rates, and many new mothers die in the first year after birth by suicide or drug overdose. 
  • Although one in six women will experience perinatal depression, half of them will never receive a diagnosis and few receive effective treatment.