Attached is a video of a press conference that was held today in support of maternal mental health related to three specific bills—S.7865 (Brouk)/A.5076 (Solages)—requires mental health care providers to offer a maternal depression screening to new mothers, S—7753 (Brouk)/A. 9102 (Gonzalez-Rojas)—OMH and DOH to enact a study on the disparate impact regarding post-partum depression screening tools and S—7752 (Brouk)—A—9085 (Clark)—Requiring OMH to establish a maternal mental health workgroup.The press conference was led by Assemblymember Gonzalez-Rojas and featured presentations from MHANYS, NAMI, NYAPRS and Families Together. We thank Assemblymembers Gonzalez-Rojas, Solages and Clark for their support as well as Senator Brouk for her leadership on issues of maternal mental health.
To get more involved, attached are MHANYS memos of support. Feel free to send out on your letterhead.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and I’m joining mental health advocates along with the office of @SenatorBrouk to call for the passage of maternal health bills. These bills will save lives. We must pass them. @NAMINEWYORK @MHAacrossNYS @sarahhartclark https://t.co/u0Z7Bc99Wk— Jessica González-Rojas (@votejgr) May 16, 2022