HRSA’s Support for Mental Health

HRSA https://www.hrsa.gov awarded $12.4 million through two programs designed to support the mental health of women and children in the U.S. Approximately $7.9 million will help 18 states integrate behavioral health into pediatric primary care using telehealth via the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access program.

State or regional networks of pediatric mental health teams will provide tele-consultations, training, technical assistance, and care coordination for pediatric primary care providers to help diagnose, treat, and help children with behavioral health conditions.

An additional $4.5 million will support seven states to implement the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders program. Real time psychiatric consultations, care coordination, and training will help front line providers screen, assess, refer, and treat pregnant and postpartum women for depression and other behavioral health conditions. Other conditions might be anxiety and substance misuse in possibly rural and medically underserved areas.

Go to https://www.hrsa.gov/behavioral-health for more information on how HRSA is addressing behavioral and mental health.

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