Pregnancy and childbirth is expected to be a joyful time for a family — but the reality is often very different: many women face mental health issues that can be debilitating.
There are vast opportunities to develop innovative supports for women experiencing these challenges — but funding and research is needed to make these a reality.
The Reproductive Mental Health Program at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre is a centre of excellence and a national leader specializing in the assessment and treatment of women with psychiatric illnesses during the perinatal period. This program is the provincial source for best practice guidelines and is committed to the education of healthcare providers across the province.
Funding will provide clinician-researchers at the Reproductive Mental Health Program with the resources they need to develop innovative treatments and support for women. These experts see the challenges women face every day.
With your support, experts can develop resources to support best practices for care providers + best outcomes for women across BC.
BC Women’s Health Foundation is BC’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health. The information shared is intended to educate, inform, and point readers to credible sources. It is not intended to substitute professional medical advice.
If you are struggling with your mental health, or concerned about someone else, call the BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (do not add 604, 778 or 250 before the number). It’s free and available 24 hours a day. If you prefer to access help and support via email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.