The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST) have partnered to create a “Mental Health Across the Lifespan” initiative for women.

“This initiative seeks to raise awareness about issues affecting women and their families throughout the lifespan, including mental disorders such as postpartum depression, and issues that can impact mental health, including bullying and aging. The effort stresses the importance of recognizing signs of illness and of seeking help and treatment from health care providers.” The initiative will also include a focus on postpartum depression, an issue highlighted by the federal government.

Educational resources, including presentations, guidance documents, and resource materials, will be distributed by DST members in their communities.