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Mental Health Toolkit

Postpartum Support

Postpartum Support International

The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.

Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color (a resource within Postpartum Support International)

The Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color offers space and support for individuals, families and communities of color round perinatal mental health and wellness.

  • Click here to sign up for membership.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care and the professional and socioeconomic interests of its members through continuing medical education, practice, research, and advocacy.

Intimate Partner Violence

Although estimates vary, Intimate Partner Violence (including sexual violence, physical violence, and stalking) is experienced by approximately 36% of US women and 33% of US men during their lifetime. Severe physical violence is experienced by 21% of US women and 15% of US men during their lifetime. Prevalence rates vary by age, race/ethnicity, and income. The following sites provide background, screening and resources.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)Intimate Partner Violence

The AHRQ evidence, guidance and suggestions for intervention related to intimate partner violence.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force – October 2018 statement on Intimate Partner Violence

The USPSTF recommends that women of reproductive age are screened and referred to services if positive.

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

This site includes specific suggestions related to talking to and supporting a victim.

The National Domestic Hotline

Phone: 1-800-799-7233

Kansas Attorney General’s page on Domestic Violence

This page contains resources in Kansas for victims and law enforcement.