Friday, November 6, 2020

Supporting the Mental Health of Young Parents

Prior to COVID-19, researchers found that mothers age 21 and under experience mental health challenges up to four times as often as their peers and mothers older than 21. The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has a new infographic focusing on the mental health challenges and additional stressors experienced by many young parents, and solutions to support these parents and their children. Many of their identified solutions align with our CFPS legislative recommendations to reduce child deaths, such as home visitation programs and addressing basic needs such as housing. Please visit the NIHCM site to learn more and access resources for supporting young parents.