WHY MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT

Depression and anxiety represent the most common complications in pregnancy and postpartum. Supporting and prioritizing the mental health of all pregnant and postpartum people is vital to the well-being of women, children and families in Colorado.

WHAT IS THE COLORADO MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH FRAMEWORK?

A central source for Coloradans to effectively collaborate, impact action, and accelerate progress toward improved mental health and wellness of all pregnant and postpartum people in Colorado.

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Statement on Equity

Colorado’s Maternal Mental Health Collaborative & Framework acknowledges that systemic social, economic and environmental factors drive health outcomes for individuals and communities, in which significant and adverse inequities exist. These negatively impact the health and well-being of some pregnant and postpartum people in Colorado more than others. The Collaborative is actively working to build an equitable mental health system that is flexible and responsive to the differing needs and desires of all families. Achieving systemic equity ensures that all pregnant and postpartum people have the economic, social and political power and resources needed to support their wellbeing and to make healthy decisions for themselves, their families and their communities.