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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: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

August 30, 2022

NC MATTERS Medical Director Mary Kimmel and Program Manager Karen Burns recorded a training video for health care providers learning to provide supportive services to pregnant patients with a history of trauma. Topics covered include PMAD symptoms, use of appropriate screening tools, evidence-based treatments, and how NC MATTERS can help along the way. Find the … Continued

Hear a MATTERS Consult Call

June 15, 2022

Ever wonder what a consultation call on the NC MATTERS line might sound like? Dr. Mary Kimmel and Nurse-Midwife Karen Saxer teamed up with our partners at MAHEC to offer a sample as part of their new podcast, Just Us: Before, Birth, and Beyond. Click here to find the episode, or you can find the … Continued

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Supporting Latino/a Women and Birthing People Through Pregnancy and Postpartum

March 30, 2022

Andrea Diaz Stransky, MD, and Carolina Alford, LCSW led an interactive webinar where participants gained an appreciation of common beliefs about pregnancy and postpartum in the Latino/a community. They discussed the daily realities that pregnant patients face, the nuances of clinical diagnosis in Latino/a pregnant patients, as well as strategies to leverage our patients’ strengths in … Continued

Perinatal Mood Disorders, Bonding, and Attachment

December 10, 2021

Mary Kimmel, MD and Andrea Diaz-Stransky, MD-BHSc When pregnant and postpartum people suffer from depression and/or anxiety, they can struggle to connect with their babies in healthy ways. This can lead to difficulties with bonding and attachment. Insecure attachment in mother-child dyads can lead to increased anxiety and emotional problems for the mother, as well … Continued

NC MATTERS Mental Health Care Package

August 31, 2021

The NC MATTERS Maternal Mental Health Care Package is available for download! This easy-to-access toolkit allows perinatal patients to find information about commonly requested resources across North Carolina, including QR codes for quick access to resource databases, and a few wellness tips they can try right away. Please contact us if you would like hard … Continued