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Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division

Maternal Mental Health

Here at MCAH, we believe all moms, babies and families deserve to be happy. Yet up to 1 in 5 women face pregnancy-related or postpartum depression, anxiety or other maternal mental health disorders — and it can affect the entire family. An emotionally healthy mom is better able to establish a strong relationship with her baby, which fosters healthy infant development and family bonds.

Printed Materials

Download and provide these materials to mothers and families in your community. MCAH wants everyone to know that there is no shame in seeking help, and most women experience full recovery when they get treatment.


Maternal Mental Health Fact Sheet

Download in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)


Coloring Sheets Stress Relief

Download in English (PDF) or


Data Brief Maternal and Child Health Assessment: Symptoms of depression during and after pregnancy

Download English (PDF)

Video Library

Share these videos on your website and in social media posts.​​

Social Media Library

MCAH offers a variety of prewritten messages to help raise awareness about maternal mental health. 

Copy and paste the text to share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To use corresponding graphics, click on the "photo" button to enlarge the image, then right click and "save as". You will now be able to upload this higher resolution image to your social media site.

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