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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 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 copies … Continued

Congressional Briefing on Maternal Mental Health and Suicide

June 10, 2021

NC MATTERS Medical Director Dr. Mary Kimmel presented at the 2nd Annual Congressional Briefing on Maternal Mental Health and Suicide on June 8, 2021. The event was sponsored by Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance, March of Dimes, and Sage Therapeutics in cooperation with a number of national organizations aimed at promoting maternal mental health. The … Continued

What is NC-PAL?

May 17, 2021

Learn more about how Duke University and UNC work together to offer the North Carolina Psychiatric Access Line, which powers both NC MATTERS and the North Carolina Telehealth Partnership for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Access. This short video explains why psychiatric access programs are essential for perinatal and pediatric mental health in North Carolina, and … Continued