The Postpartum Care Tips OB/Gyns Wish You Knew

February 11, 2020

Dr. Mary Kimmel is quoted in this Good Housekeeping article about people who give birth can navigate the postpartum recover period. “Give yourself space to feel whatever emotions you have, including grief or sadness. We go into birth with a lot of expectations, including some we don’t even realize we have. Having surgery and recovery … Continued

Perinatal depression affects one in seven women, including me

January 24, 2020

“Less well-known than postpartum depression, perinatal depression caused by hormone and life changes affects many pregnant women. I should know: I’m one of them.” Journalist Yen Duong writes about her experience with perinatal depression and accessing mental health care in North Carolina. She interviews NC MATTERS Program Manger Karen Burns and Medical Director Mary Kimmel … Continued

MCPAP for Moms Featured on NPR

January 23, 2020

MCPAP for Moms, a perinatal psychiatry access program in Massachusetts that supports MATTERS, was recently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. The article recognizes other perinatal psychiatry access programs throughout the country, several of whom are Lifeline4Moms Network members like NC MATTERS. This story and all the activity on social media that it has generated speaks … Continued

MATTERS in the NC Medical Journal

January 23, 2020

The January-February 2020 issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal covers the state of perinatal health in North Carolina, from levels of perinatal health, to barriers to quality care, to treatment for perinatal substance use disorders. Dr. Mary Kimmel writes about the significant negative impacts depression and anxiety can have on a mother and her … Continued

HRSA MCHB 21ST CENTURY CURES ACT PROGRAMS

July 31, 2019

Launched in 2018, MATTERS is one of several programs supporting behavioral health integration in primary care and maternal health through new and expanding telehealth access programs—including screening, providing clinical behavioral health consultation, care coordination support, and training —with a focus on rural and underserved areas. This infographic provides background on HRSA grantees’ geographic location, targeted … Continued