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Chris Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC

Chris Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC



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Christena Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC is Associate Director of Obstetrical Liaison and Community Outreach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Perinatal Psychiatry Program within the UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders. Chris is a dual trained nurse practitioner in Women’s’ Health and board certified in Psychiatric-Mental Health and has practiced as a Perinatal Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the UNC center for Women’s Mood Disorders for over a decade. She helped develop an embedded perinatal mental health model within the OB-GYN High-risk clinics and founded the UNC Perinatal Depression Support group in 2006 that has served over five hundred women. Chris was a member of the planning team instrumental in opening the first in-patient Perinatal Mental Health unit in the country, and continues to be an integral part of training specialized nursing staff on the unit. She also serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors of Postpartum Support International, is the local chapter’s committee chair, and was the Co-Chair for the International PSI conference held in Chapel Hill in June 2015.

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