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Tue, Oct 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – Tue, Oct 26, 2021, 12:00 PM





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Aisha Syeda

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More than 600,000 women each year suffer from a maternal mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety or PTSD, but less than 15% receive treatment. Caused by biological, psychological and societal stressors, these conditions affect the health and well-being of the entire family. Locating mental health care can be challenging; however AHA member hospitals are finding ways to integrate maternal and mental health services and improve value.

In honor of National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, the AHA, in collaboration with 2020 Mom, is talking to experts from SCL Health and Northwestern Medicine about their innovative maternal mental health programs. The webinar highlights strategies for identifying risk factors for poor maternal mental health, and developing a mental health program to improve outcomes, reduce stigma and increase access to support networks.


Heather Hagenson
Director of Operations & Business Development
Birth Center of Denver
Bloom Perinatal Behavioral Health
Center for Women & Infants
Saint Joseph Hospital, SCL Health

Melissa Shikany, LCSW
COMPASS Perinatal Mental Health Program
Northwestern Medicine


Aisha Syeda, MPH
Program Manager, American Hospital Association