In an exclusive interview with Newsbook.com.mt, President of the Parent-Infant Mental Health Alliance Malta (PIMHA) Dr Ethel Felice says that if a parent feels symptoms that persist, such as feeling depressed or feeling that he or she cannot cope, he or she should first speak to a spouse, friend or relative.
“After that, the General Practitioner would be the first person to approach. If the GP then feels that it needs more specialised care, there is the Perinatal Mental Health Clinic which is at Mater Dei Hospital,” she explains.
The main aim of the PIMHA Malta is to address issues surrounding perinatal mental health by raising public and political awareness, further educating health care professionals and to advocate for those who seek support within the public and private sector.
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