Findings from Proyecto Mamá
Proyecto Mamá was funded by a Marquette University Women and Girls of Color Grant and was implemented from 2017 through 2020. Using an asset-oriented approach to community assessment, the project engaged community members (mothers, health professionals and faith leaders) through focus groups and interviews about perinatal mental health. Proyecto Mamá provides foundational knowledge on strengths and resources of Latina mothers, risk factors for postpartum depression within the Latinx community, barriers to mental health services, and mental health services needed, which may inform future programming that can positively impact Latina mothers in our Milwaukee community. Please see the below Brief Report for more details on the findings of this study as well as pertinent recommendations.
Milwaukee Area Bilingual Mental Health Resources
Below are lists of resources available within the Milwaukee area that provide bilingual mental health services. These lists were generated from the data collected through Proyecto Mamá. Lists are provided in both English and Spanish.
Resources about Perinatal Mental Health
Postpartum Support International is an organization designed to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. This website has an amazing amount of resources, including a number to call if you are looking for mental support in your area.
Información esencial acerca del estado de ánimo perinatal y los trastornos de ansiedad incluyendo factores de riesgo, síntomas y tratamientos.
If you have any questions about the project or would like to know more, please contact Dr. Edwards by email at firstname.lastname@example.org