Congratulations to the California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative who hosted an amazing series of events on maternal mental health on Monday May 7th at the Capitol! The day started with a rally on the capitol steps, an expert panel discussion on emerging treatment models and ended with a networking luncheon. Panelists and speakers included Raul Martinez, widower of Kelly Abraham Martinez, and Jane Honikman, founder of Postpartum Support International. It was a day rich in the exchange of ideas and business cards. Special thanks to the event's co-hosts: The California Legislative Women's Caucus, Assemblymember Roger Hernandez and ACOG; and sponsors: Cigna HealthCare, Blue Sheild and the Junior League of Los Angeles.
To view a clip that aired in Sacramento the morning of the rally, click HERE. The clip features a young mother named Lauren McCrea who shared her story with our group during the panel discussion. It also features California Maternal Mental Health Collaborative Co-Chair, Dr. Judy Mikacich, an OBGYN.