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What is Maternal Depression?

Categories: Mental Health
What is Maternal Depression? The term maternal depression, according to The Department of Health, includes a range of conditions that can affect women during pregnancy and up to one year postpartum. These conditions include prenatal depression, the “baby blues,” postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Prenatal Depression takes place during pregnancy and affects around 15% of …

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Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate

Categories: Mental Health
Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate Mental illness does not discriminate. Transcending socioeconomic, cultural and geographic boundaries, mental illness impacts everyone. It can affect anyone at any time and unfortunately has a large stigma attached. Since its inception in 1943, Family Matters’ Mental and Behavioral Health unit has improved the access and quality of care for area residents …

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April President’s Letter

Categories: Other
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.  John F. Kennedy Earlier this year, Family Matters, Leadership Greater Washington, led by President and CEO, Doug Duncan and the Coalition for Research to Practice, led by Founder and CEO, Dr. Bill Reay, Ph.D., co-hosted a business mission to Cuba to explore potential opportunities for partnership and …

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Prom Clothing Drive

Categories: FMGW News, Fundraising
Did you know that the average family today spends around $1,500 on prom? From the outfit, shoes, hair and makeup to the limo, tickets and flowers…prom has become an expensive ordeal and is becoming increasingly more important to teens as a rite of passage into adulthood. Although this high price tag may seem like the …

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