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Maternal Depression? Making a Difference Through Community Action: A Planning Guide.

  • Category:Book/Booklet

Mental Health America developed this action guide for communities (and other organisations like them) to address the issue of maternal depression.  

The guide aims to:

  • build awareness and acceptance of the need for a family-focused, community-driven approach
  • strengthen the capacity of communities to mobilise around a significant public health issue
  • promote the use of state, local and even neighborhood partners
  • spur strategic thinking that leads to effective community action and change.

The guide offers community organisations and other stakeholder groups an easy-to-use, practical framework to create a well-thought-out plan of action that is customised to their own communities. It provides:

  • an in-depth look at the issue of maternal depression
  • examples of outreach programs and practices
  • an easy-to-follow roadmap for action
  • tools and resources to use in all stages of the planning process.


  • Author: Mental Health America
  • Year: 2009
  • Access via: Web
  • Organisation: Mental Health America
  • Website: Maternal Depression

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