Gina Arias is working with the Maternal Justice Team at MomsRising to advocate for policy changes and greater resources for maternal mental health. She has over 25 years of experience in public health focused on program management, community engagement, partnership-building, training, health education, policy, and advocacy. This has primarily centered on sexual and reproductive health, maternal health equity, and HIV/AIDS. She became a Registered Nurse in 2015.
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June 27, 2022
You are not alone. That’s what the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) wants new parents to know. Last month, HRSA launched a 24-hour maternal mental health hotline (1-833-9-HELP4MOMS or 1-833-943-5746) which offers free and confidential access to professional counselors that provide mental health support, resources, and referrals to pregnant and postpartum mothers and their loved ones. It is a resource I wish that I’d had when I gave birth to my son 20 years ago. For months after he was born I was barely eating and crying all the time and everywhere. It wasn’t until years...