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Perinatal substance use is much more common than many of us realize. Substance misuse is a common coping strategy for people who are struggling with mental health conditions. Nationwide and in Colorado, suicide and accidental overdose are leading causes of maternal mortality, but many maternal/child health professionals feel uncomfortable and ill-equipped in knowing how to support a pregnant or parenting client who is struggling with substance use. This training is intended for those who work directly with the pregnant and newly parenting population.

Hosted by the Colorado Maternal Mental Health Collaborative and the Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative, view this 90-minute training on perinatal suicide prevention. Learn more about why this topic is important, how to assess risk and support pregnant and postpartum people with their mental health, and resources available to continue learning more about suicide prevention.

Right Start for Colorado is partnering with Postpartum Support International and the Colorado PSI chapter to offer several perinatal mood and anxiety disorders trainings

Learn more about an opportunity to participate in a research study on peer mentoring for new parents experiencing depression, anxiety, and stress

Learn more about the results of the 2022 Colorado Maternal Mental Health Collaborative survey.

CDPHE is seeking stories about pregnancy, parenting and mental health in Colorado. All you need is a smartphone to record a brief video. Check out this opportunity to share your story and help others.

To improve health and wellbeing of racial ethnic minority mothers in Colorado and their hospital
experience during the entire perinatal spectrum, the OMNI Institute and Colorado Hospital Association have partnered to conduct focus group discussions with mothers who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or a Person of Color and delivered a baby between May 2021 and April 2022.

The Colorado Maternal Mental Health Collaborative is celebrating a number of policy wins for maternal mental health in 2022

Lifespan Local is hiring for a peer mentor and coordinator of family education and leadership programs. Learn more, apply or share with your networks.