NYS aims to help women suffering from maternal depression

May 17, 2018 07:34 PM

If you're a mom-to-be, you'll want to hear this.The state is looking to help pregnant women who are struggling with depression.

Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration announced Thursday the state will require insurers to cover maternal depression screenings. 

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In addition, the state's Department of Health and the Office of Mental Health will create a new public awareness campaign to help women and their loved ones spot the signs of maternal depression. 

The state also plans to open the first of several new outpatient programs for mothers this month.


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