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.