About the Perinatal Mental Health Coalition of Virginia

The PMHCVa is a Commonwealth-wide coalition of healthcare providers, mental healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and other individuals with touch-points to perinatal people and their families. These stake holders will gather together to create community-based solutions to enhance perinatal mental wellness.

This Coalition is part of PSVa’s efforts to ensure all perinatal families throughout the Commonwealth have access to mental wellness services and to reduce the harmful effects of perinatal mental health issues on individuals, families, and communities.

Did you know?

  • Perinatal mental health issues are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth.
  • At least 24,000 perinatal people per year in the Commonwealth will be affected.
  • Suicide is the #1 cause of death the first year postpartum.

The PMHCVa will:

 

  • Reduce barriers to care.
  • Enhance coordination, accountability, and engagement among those serving perinatal people.
  • Ensure availability of culturally appropriate perinatal mental health support services are accessible throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Place Care Coordinators in each region to reduce barriers to access for perinatal people and families.

This Coalition is part of PSVa’s efforts to ensure all perinatal families throughout the Commonwealth have access to mental wellness services and to reduce the harmful effects of perinatal mental health issues on individuals, families, and communities.

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