July 19, 2023
Presented by Emily C. Dossett, MD, MTS
Pregnancy and postpartum can be joyful, but they can also be full of stress, physical changes, and worsened psychiatric symptoms for people with serious mental illness (SMI). At the same time, reproductive needs in the SMI population have historically been overlooked or ignored. This training will discuss how the perinatal period affects psychiatric symptoms and how providers can address these changes. We will also use a reproductive justice lens to think about pre-pregnancy psychiatric consultation as well as family planning for people with SMI. The target audience for this training is field-based intensive mental health services providers who work with individuals impacted by severe mental health disorders.
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