The United States is in the midst of a maternal mental health crisis. Not only are mental health conditions the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth, but they are also the leading cause of maternal mortality. Each year, 800,000 families in the United States will be impacted by maternal mental health (MMH) conditions—and 225 new mothers will die by suicide or overdose. 

What has led to this crisis?  And—more importantly—what is being done to address it?

Authors Adrienne Griffen
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