A Call to Action

Mind the Gap

Undiagnosed and untreated Perinatal Mental Health disorders are a silent health crisis in the United States, deserving national recognition and action to save lives and improve the health and well-being of America’s mothers, babies, fathers, families, and the community.

Postpartum Support International is proud to be working with a coalition of women, families, and leading organizations who have set forth a national strategic action plan to turn the tide on the crisis.

Together, we stand for increasing research and funding and improving awareness and access to prevention, education, screening, diagnosis, treatment and support services for pregnant and postpartum women and their families.

Join the Movement

Sign the pledge to join us and millions who are making the mental health and well-being of mothers, babies, and families a national priority.

Strategic Action Plan

This seminal report outlines a plan of action to turn the tide on unaddressed and untreated perinatal mental health disorders.

Count Me In

Make a donation to support Mind the Gap.

Mind the Gap Coalition Members

Mind the Gap is a National Initiative led by Postpartum Support International and a broad-based stakeholder coalition comprised of leading experts from national professional and advocacy organizations. If you are interested in joining the Mind the Gap Coalition, please email mindthegap@postpartum.net.

4th Trimester Project
AMWA American
CommonSpirit Health
Marce of North America
MCPAP for Moms
Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
National Institute for Children's Health Quality
Periscope Project
Postpartum Support International

March of Dimes – Kenneth Hertz, Director of Federal Affairs and Erin Jones, Director, Legislative and Strategic Counsel

Children’s National Hospital – Lenore Jarvis, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Sarah Hoffman, Director of Policy and Program Manager

UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders – Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Director

Women’s Mood Disorders Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – Jennifer L. Payne, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director

American Psychiatric Association – Michelle Dirst, Director of Practice Management & Delivery Systems