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Mental illness is the leading health complication during pregnancy and after delivery affecting approximately

1 in 5 women

&

1 in 10 men

in

Florida each year

But very few receive the support and care they need, due in part to lack of access to well-trained providers.  

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Phone support lines

Postpartum Support Int'l Warmline: 800-944-4773
Florida Family Health Line: (800) 451-2229
CRISIS Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
SUICIDE Hotline: (800) 784-2433

Specialized resources

The resources listed below with a (+) are specific to perinatal mental health.  Not all mental health providers are trained in perinatal mental health. 

Feedback from parents and ongoing research tells us that having a provider who has additional training in perinatal mental health is a strong predictor of better outcomes and faster recovery.
Other resources in Florida

The FL BH IMPACT project - a separate entity from the FLMMHC, is operated by the Florida Department of Health and Florida State University College of Medicine.  

It is a federally funded grant program designed to operate a perinatal psychiatric hotline, where medical providers can call and access best practice consultation.

A grant awarded in 2019 by Sage Therapeutics to Dr. Heather Flynn/ the FSU College of Medicine has a purpose of creating a database of mental health providers in Florida for perinatal families to access.

Florida families and health providers can access the websites for the resource list and further information by clicking on the FL BHIMPACT database button to search for services that align with healthcare desires, preferred payment type, and geographic location.

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Awareness

Amandla Shabaka-Haynes

Dr. 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, an active local and international community member, a bilingual health educator, and a lover of food and culture.