Over the years, Philadelphia has implemented a number of approaches to strengthen local communities. In particular, the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has implemented multiple programs that reach our neighborhoods— some examples include Mental Health First Aid, Faith and Spiritual Affairs, and Healing Hurt People.
On Memorial Day, many of us will be off from work, spending time with loved ones, but let us not forget what it signifies-- a day of remembrance for those service members who defended our country and paid the ultimate price.
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and you may be wondering exactly what that means for you. It’s actually quite simple. You need to know three basic facts.
Naima Black, Doula, CLC
Coordinator, North Philadelphia Breastfeeding & Community Doula Program
Maternity Care Coalition
In Collaboration With
L’Oreal McCollum, MSW, LSW, M.Ed.
Special Projects Coordinator
The second Sunday in May marked the special day that we celebrate motherhood. We celebrate the impact of mothers within our culture, as well as our personal maternal bonds. With May also being National Mental Health Awareness Month, both instances present a fitting occasion to celebrate and highlight the unique role of doulas in supporting maternal mental health and wellness.