Community In Focus
April, 2016 - Issue #138
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Henry Mayo Supports 2020 Mom
Organization Promotes Awareness of Maternal Mental Health

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Women's Services was presented recently with a very special painting of a tree which represents Henry Mayo's support of 2020 Mom, an organization committed to increasing awareness of Maternal Mental Health (MMH) disorders. Henry Mayo's Women's Services staff who attended 2020 Mom's annual
farm-to-table charity event and made a donation were invited to paint a leaf on the tree to show their support.

Henry Mayo sponsors a table at the event, which is held in Valencia. Joy Burkhard, project director of 2020 Mom, presented Sally McGann, director of maternal child services at Henry Mayo, with the painting which will be mounted on the wall in Women's Services. Each year this tree will be painted with new leaves as they expand their commitment to the 2020 Mom project and the benefits the community receives by these services and education. Maternal mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety, are real illnesses, and when left untreated, can cause devastating negative consequences for the woman, her baby, her family and society. These illnesses may be caused by a combination of biological, psychological and social stressors and exacerbated or worsened by risk factors such as limited social support and teenage pregnancy.

Maternal anxiety and depression are the most common complications of childbirth, yet they are not commonly screened for or treated. About 20 percent of women will suffer from depression during pregnancy or after the birth of a child. It is critical that new and expecting families be informed and learn to look out for the signs. "We fully support this program and feel it is very important to increase awareness by providing education to our new moms and to the community about this very serious issue," McGann says. "We want them to know that help is available."

In addition to sponsoring the annual 2020 Mom event, Henry Mayo's Women's Services will distribute educational brochures to new moms. To learn more and to join this organization, visit Henry Mayo offers a Mommy Time Support group that meets every Monday between 10am and 11am. Call to register for this free group. 200-2229

The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA Story

The YMCA prides itself on its sense of community - one that is working toward a healthier, happier future. Through a variety of exercise classes and education programs, as well as child care and family-friendly activities, the Y is building strong kids, strong families and strong communities throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. With a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance and become more engaged with the community, the Y helps families achieve an overall feeling of health, wholeness and social responsibility. Positive, fun activities that build physical and social skills encourages a lifetime appreciation for active living. There hasn't been a better time to join or support the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA. To learn more, visit


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