Perinatal Mental Health - Information for Health Professionals
Minnesota's Postpartum Depression Education and Information Legislation (Minnesota State Statute 145.906 ) requires hospitals, WIC clinics and providers that serve pregnant and new mothers to provide written information about postpartum depression - the info sheet and maternal wellbeing plan, these materials are available for all to use.
Info Sheet and Maternal Wellbeing Plan
Depression or Anxiety During and After Pregnancy Info Sheet and Maternal Wellbeing Plan
The requirements of the Postpartum Depression Education and Information legislation can be met by sharing this info sheet and wellbeing plan. These are available in English, Amharic, Karen, Hmong, Russian, Somali and Spanish.
For information and materials developed by the Postpartum Depression Screening Quality Improvement Project in 2016, please contact Maternal and Child Health Division: 651-201-3650 or health.MCH@state.mn.us.
This Postpartum Depression Screening Quality Improvement Project was administered by the Minnesota Department of Health, as part of a larger Adult Medicaid Quality Grant from the CMS, awarded to the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This project is was funded in whole by Federal money provided by the Adult Medicaid Quality Grants Program as defined in section 2744(c)(2) and 2745 (g) of the Public Health Service Act.
For more information on screening tools and options for alternative languages refer to Mental Health Screening Tools in Different Languages.
Screening at Well-Child Visits
- Child and Teen Checkups Schedule
In Minnesota, Maternal Depression screening is now a recommended activity for Child and Teen Checkups (C &TC).
- Screening for Depression During and After Pregnancy, ACOG Committee Opinion Number 757, May 2015 (PDF)
Additional training for professionals can be found at these websites.
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has a toolkit for providers, Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues. A free toolkit for providers who come in contact with mothers experiencing depression. It includes facts about depression, screening tools, referrals, resources and handouts for mothers who are depressed.
- Child and Teen Checkups in-Person Training
- Family Home Visiting Training and Professional Development, recorded webinars.
- Perinatal Mental Health Risk Factors, Signs, Symptoms and Impacts
- Perinatal Mood Disorders Interventions for Home Visitors
- Perinatal Mood Disorders Screening, Assessment, Referral and Follow up for Home Visitors