How Access to Therapy Transforms New Parents’ Mental Health
This episode is part of an ongoing series about mental health integration services as part of the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium’s (NNCC’s) work through the Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Mabel Morris Family Home Visiting Program.
Home visiting nurses from at NNCC identified the growing demand for mental health care for clients. In response, NNCC onboarded two therapists to provide counseling directly to parents in the home visiting programs at no cost to the client.
In this episode, we speak to two mothers currently receiving therapeutic services through the Joseph J. Peters Institute. Both mothers share their experience, including changes in how they view their role as a parent, learning to cope with childhood trauma, and the impact that access to therapy has made in their lives so far.
*Content Warning: Child abuse is briefly discussed in this episode.