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Patient Letter for Providers

February 22, 2024

Do you need mental health care but can’t find a specialist? Share this patient letter with your primary care provider to let them know how NC MATTERS can help. NC MATTERS operates in the state of North Carolina, and as such, this letter is intended only intended for patients and providers in the state of … Read more

NC MATTERS: 2021 HRSA MCHB Evaluation Survey Findings

December 13, 2022

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) launched the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program to promote behavioral health integration in maternal health care by supporting the development and improvement of existing mental health care telehealth access programs. As part of the HRSA … Read more

NC MATTERS Operations & Impact Report November 2019-December 2021

December 1, 2022

We’re excited to share our first impact report, where you’ll see program activities, milestones, and feedback from providers who have used our services. NC MATTERS is responding to the needs of perinatal patients and their healthcare providers around North Carolina through our psychiatry access program. View the impact report here.

NC MATTERS Featured as a MDRBD Program Success Story

January 11, 2021

JBS International recently released a new infographic, which highlights the successes of NC MATTERS and RI MomsPRN in Rhode Island. Since September 2019, the NC MATTERS team has fielded 286 consultation calls from 38 counties across North Carolina. Find the infographic here.

Addressing Taboo Topics: Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy

November 30, 2020

Medical Director Mary Kimmel speaks with 97.9 The Hill about the stress that new and expectant mothers can face, and how that can impact symptoms of anxiety and depression. Kimmel said it can be very difficult to recognize or admit feelings of depression or anxiety at a time when moms are supposed to be happy. … Read more

MMHLA Fact Sheet: Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs

November 23, 2020

Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs address a critical public health issue through an innovative, creative, cost-effective approach to address mental health in frontline healthcare settings. Find the fact sheet from the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance here.

Lifeline4Moms White Paper: Perinatal Psychiatry Access Programs

November 23, 2020

To address gaps in access to mental health care for perinatal women, Massachusetts created the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program (MCPAP) for Moms to build the capacity of frontline medical providers to address PMH conditions by providing education, consultation, and resources and referrals. MCPAP for Moms has emerged as a successful and scalable model with … Read more

Exploring MDRBD Programs: Year 1 Data

September 21, 2020

The Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program supports NC MATTERS and programs in six additional states to integrate behavioral health into maternal health care via telehealth. An update on program activities in Year 1, using preliminary data from September 2018 to September 2019, can be found at the link … Read more

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 … Read more