BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services works with the regional health authorities and other key stakeholders to ensure that everyone in BC has access to the specialized mental health and substance use services they need, when they need them, regardless of where they live.
The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.