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Nurturing a child's well-being requires the support of an entire community. We understand this collective effort and provide parents with free resources and tools designed to foster the emotional and mental growth of both young minds and their families. Our goal is to empower children to flourish and reach their fullest potential.

Importance Of Good Child Mental Health

Social and emotional development is a primary benefit of good mental health. This affects every part of a child's life. Children who develop good social and emotional skills are able to: make and keep friends, understand and express emotions, achieve success in school, and develop healthy eating and sleeping patterns.

Why is Good Mental Health Important for Your Child?

Good mental health empowers children to live their best lives, positively impacting development, learning, peer interactions, and achieving their full potential.

As a Parent, How Can You Help?

Promoting good mental health involves all of us. Parents and family can play a vital role by recognizing early warning signs in children and adolescents.

How Does Early Identification Help?

It enables parents to find resources, facilitates open dialogue with healthcare providers, and ensures access to needed mental health care for their child.

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Perinatal depression screening: New recommendations and challenges

March 23, 2016 - It was almost a year ago that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists came out unequivocally in favor of universal screening for perinatal depression. In the revised policy statement from ACOG’s Committee on Obstetric […]

Perinatal depression screening is just the start

March 23, 2017 - The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. Please see our OB/GYN News archives here. Publish date: March 3, 2017 Over the last decade, appreciation of the prevalence of perinatal depression – depression during pregnancy and/or […]

Postpartum depression: Moving toward improved screening with a new app

January 19, 2018 - The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. Please see our OB/GYN News archives here. Publish date: November 22, 2017 Over the last several years, there’s been increasing interest and ultimately a growing number of mandates across […]

Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression- 17 (HAM-D 17) Download PDF

A 17-21 item questionnaire to rate the severity of depression in patients. Questionnaire and scoring.

RAND 3-Question Screen

A 3-item item questionnaire to identify probable major depressive disorders. Questionnaire and scoring.

Montgomery- Åsberg Depression Rating Scale – 1979

A 10-item questionnaire to screen the severity of depressive episodes in patients with mood disorders. Questionnaire.

Center for Epidemiologic Study Depression Scale (CESD) – 1977

A 20-item scale that asks caregivers to rate how often over the past week they experienced symptoms associated with depression. Scale. Click here for scoring.

Hemorrhagic and Traumatic Births Video

A New York State Obstetric Hemorrhage Project Interactive Online Webinar presented by Project TEACH Maternal Mental Health Initiative

BDI—FastScreen for Medical Patients (BDI-FS) – 2000

A 7-item questionnaire to screen for the severity of a patient’s depression. Questionnaire and scoring.

Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) – 1961

A 21-question psychometric questionnaire to screen for the severity of a patient’s depression. Questionnaire and scoring.

Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) – 2000 Download PDF

A questionnaire used to determine the probable onset of bipolar disorders (including Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Bipolar NOS). Questionnaire and scoring.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 Screener (GAD-7) – 2007 Download PDF

A 7-item questionnaire used to measure the severity of anxiety, and probable occurrence of generalized anxiety disorder. Questionnaire and scoring.

Patient Health Questionnaire- 9 (PHQ-9) Download PDF

A 9-item questionnaire to inquire about the frequency of depressed mood and anhedonia over the past two weeks. This can be used following a positive PHQ-2 screening. Questionnaire and scoring.

Patient Health Questionnaire- 2 (PHQ-2) – 2003 Download PDF

A 2-item questionnaire used to inquire about the frequency of depressed mood and anhedonia over the past two weeks. Questionnaire and scoring.

Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth

An article showing the benefits of continuous support during labor and childbirth (e.g. doula) support.

Birth and Postpartum Doulas

A guide on how to find and work with birth and postpartum doulas provided by Postpartum Support International.

The Motherhood Center of New York

Supportive services for new and expecting moms.

Mind Body Pregnancy

Dr. Anna Glezer: A physician’s expert guidance on your mental health & emotional well-being during pregnancy, delivery, & postpartum. Articles, guides, & advice on mood, anxiety, mental illness, hormones, treatments, resources, & many others.

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

A Black-women led cross-sectoral alliance to advocate, drive research, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.

Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color

A Postpartum Support International program to support families and providers of color around perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Shades of Blue Project

A peer online support group to assist in breaking cultural barriers in maternal mental health awareness.

Postpartum Dads

A website to helping fathers and families address postpartum depression, including peer support.

Postpartum Resource Center of NY

A comprehensive statewide guide to identify peer support and other resources for perinatal and postpartum women.