Volume 4, Issue 1 (2019) Mothers, Mental Health and Opioids: Engaging with Researchers @research4moms.com
Mothers, Mental Health and Opioids: Engaging with Researchers @research4moms.com
Shayna Mazel, Shannon Hennig, Yaara Zisman Ilani, and Joanne Nicholson
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.
Joanne Nicholson, PhD
Behavioral Health, Brandeis University - USA
Christine Grove, PhD
Faculty of Education, Monash University - Australia