Episode 5: Maternal Mental Health with Bethany Warren, LCSW

In this episode, Bethany Warren, LCSW describes Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and breaks down some common myths and misconceptions. We discuss ways to build your village, research on the impact community support can have on maternal mental health, and where to find care in your area.

Bethany Warren is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Diego, CA and has worked in reproductive mental health for 25 years. She is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy and Perinatal Mental Health, specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, birth and reproductive trauma, pregnancy loss, and infertility. Beth is also an EMDRIA-approved consultant and facilitates EMDR trainings for Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP). Beth is a current member (and previous President of the Board) of Postpartum Health Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of perinatal mental health and accessibility of quality mental healthcare for all parents.

Beth is passionate about spreading awareness about mental health treatment and prevention, and is regularly featured on podcasts. She also gives trainings on perinatal mental health and trauma. Her book, The Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Workbook, was released in 2021, and her second book, on reproductive trauma, is due out in the latter part of 2023.

Beth can be found online at https://bethanywarrenlcsw.com and on Instagram at @bethanywarrenlcsw.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA)

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