Co-occurring mental illness and opioid misuse is a significant and rising public health issue for mothers in the US. In recent years, opioid misuse during pregnancy has increased a great deal.1 Only a small subset of mothers will seek and receive help for themselves and their children.2, 3 When it is sought, treatment is not necessarily targeted or tailored to meet the needs of mothers and families.1 We are bringing mothers and researchers together to promote a shared understanding of mothers’ experiences and needs, and to inform research that is relevant, meaningful and effective, with the goal of improving mental health/opioid misuse treatment and outcomes for mothers and children.
Keywords: Mental health, mothers, peer support, social media, opioids
How to Cite:
Mazel, S. & Hennig, S. & Zisman Ilani, Y. & Nicholson, J., (2019) “Mothers, Mental Health and Opioids: Engaging with Researchers @research4moms.com”, Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health 4(1): 1012. doi: https://doi.org/10.7191/parentandfamily.1012
Rights: Copyright © 2018 Mazel, et al.