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Clark, Herrera Beutler secure $1 million for maternal mental health

Washington D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) secured $1 million in a U.S. House appropriations bill to provide grants to states to develop postpartum screening and prevention programs. “For too long, stigma and outdated attitudes about mental health have kept moms from getting the help they need,“ said Clark. “It’s past time that we turn the corner from stigma to the sound medical science that tells us postpartum depressions is common, it’s diagnosable, and that treatment benefits the entire family. This is a victory for families, and we’re looking forward to strengthening this … Continue reading