Hennepin Healthcare breaks ground on $30 million parenthood-depression center

The center is an extension of the work of Hennepin Healthcare’s Mother-Baby Program, Minnesota’s first initiative that addresses parental mental health after birth. One in seven new mothers experience depression or anxiety after pregnancy, as well as one in 10 fathers, according to Dr. Helen Kim, director of the Mother-Baby Program who will also serve as the director and co-founder of the Redleaf Center.

“We know from developmental science that babies can’t wait,” Kim said at the groundbreaking. “They need caring adults right now.”