NDP asks federal health minister for national mental health strategy for pregnant women, new moms

NDP health critic Don Davies has written to Health Minister Patty Hajdu asking her to develop a perinatal mental health strategy that would provide care to women over the period from conception to a year after a child is born.

"Canada does not have a comprehensive national strategy, mandate or directive to guide how health care practitioners should assess, diagnosis, treat or provide follow-up to individuals suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders," Davies said in the letter, being released publicly today.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/don-davies-mental-health-perinatal-1.6052722

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