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Awareness Workgroup

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The Awareness Workgroup at Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative is a crucial component of our mission to raise awareness about perinatal mental health. Our dedicated team meets the first Tuesday of every month from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm to discuss ways to bring attention to the needs of mothers during this vulnerable time. We are passionate about breaking the stigma associated with maternal mental health and empowering all women to seek the support they need. All are welcome to join!

Meet our Awareness Workgroup Chair 

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Amandla Shabaka-Haynes

 MD, Awareness Work Group Chair

Amandla Shabaka-Haynes, M.D. is a native of Tallahassee, Florida. She received her B.S. in Biology/Pre-medicine at Xavier University of Louisiana and completed her medical training at the Latin American School of Medicine. She currently serves as Program Manager for pediatric and perinatal behavioral health programs at the Florida State University College of Medicine Center for Behavioral Health Integration. Dr. Haynes has previously served as board member for Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition; Women's Health Liaison and Outreach Specialist at a local Federally Qualified Health Center. She is also a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. Dr. Haynes is an advocate for the BIPOC birth community, supporting efforts to improve birth outcomes and reduce health inequities. In her volunteer roles, she serves as chair of the Awareness Workgroup of the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, Advisor for the Sister Friends Tallahassee Birthing Project, and Women's Health Educator for the Melanin Mothers Meet Postpartum Support Program. At her core, Dr. Haynes is a mother, mentor, and active local and international community member, a bilingual health educator, and lover of food and culture. 

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