Queens lawmaker addresses maternal mental health with new legislation


Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas is sponsoring legislation to address the inadequacies of maternal mental health screenings, especially for Black and Brown women. 

The bill, S7753 in the Senate with the accompanying Assembly bill pending, would require the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Department of Health to study the shortcomings of existing postpartum mental health screenings to combat under-diagnoses of vulnerable populations.