New program helps young mothers struggling with addiction and mental health

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – ONE Health Ohio and RISE Recovery are celebrating the launch of a new program to treat pregnant and postpartum women struggling with mental health issues or addiction.

Officials cut the ribbon Friday morning at the Lloyd McCoy Community Center in Warren to mark the opening of the “Baby on Board” program.

It offers specialized services to help women in the perinatal period who are struggling with substance abuse or who are trying to cope with emotional difficulties.

“It is very important that in the early stages of pregnancy, mental health and substance abuse assessment is addressed and then addressed. The longer it goes untreated, the worse it can get,” said Leslie Markulin, behavioral health manager.

Onboard baby services can be provided at ONE Health Ohio and RISE Recovery health centers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Stark counties.

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