Women's Health

Maternal Mental Health Awarness

Working to enhance women’s health – particularly women in at-risk populations – is part of the DNA of The Junior League, going back to our founding by Mary Harriman over 100 years ago.

We have partnered with 2020 Mom and The Blue Dot Project and are excited to focus on Maternal Mental Health. Getting real about motherhood is healthy for everyone, especially the 1 in 5 women who will suffer from a maternal mental health (MMH) disorder like postpartum depression.

This year’s MMH Week Campaign theme is #RealMotherhood #NoShame and there are two components to the campaign:
1. The 5-Day #RealMotherhood Challenge
2. Sharing daily social media posts and images

Read the details and grab the toolkit for the #RealMotherhood Challenge. There are a great amount of resources for you to use on your own platforms or feel free to repost and share what we are doing on The Junior League's social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Please also use the #JLMMH2018 with your posts so we can follow along.

Delve into this topic further on our editorial platform 19/01, with articles such as:

A Celebration Of Women’s Health

Joy Burkhard. Volunteer.

Beyond The ‘Baby Blues’

Sometimes Being A New Mother Hurts

Happy Mother’s Day From 1 California Legislator & 17 Junior Leagues!

Education About Menstruation Changes Everything!

Let’s Talk About Something We Don’t Talk About Much. Period.

2015 Public Policy & Advocacy Award

  • Maternal Mental Health Advocacy Project

    The Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee

    Junior Leagues have been so effective in recent years as advocates that we have established our first Public Policy & Advocacy Award.

    So it’s a pleasure to present the first award in Public Policy & Advocacy to the Junior Leagues of California State Public Affairs Committee for its Maternal Mental Health Advocacy Project, which it began five years ago. 

    Find out more about this year's recipient >

League Work

  • Women’s Health Connection

    Junior League of Ogden

    The Women’s Health Connection (WHC) started in 2009. It is a two-day women’s health event that provides free, full diagnostic and treatment to under and non-insured women. We see approximately 500 women during the two-day event held at Midtown Community Health Center. Statistics have shown that many women put the health care needs of their children and family before themselves and leave their health care needs untreated. This event provides free mammograms, pap smears, dental, and depression screenings.

    Read more >

  • Strong Women & Families Health & Resource Fair

    Junior League of St. Louis

    Each year, Junior League of St. Louis partners with Affinia Healthcare and Grace Hill to present the annual Strong Women & Families Health & Resource Fair, which connects St. Louis families with information and on-site resources in the areas of finance, education, employment, housing, legal services, healthcare, and wellness in a fun, family-friendly, low-stress environment.  The day includes healthcare opportunities like OB visits for pregnant women, well-woman exams, and back-to-school and sports physicals for youth, as well as entertainment, kids’ crafts, and face painting.  The 8th-annual Strong Women & Families Health & Resource Fair was held Aug. 12, 2017 at the Grace Hill Water Tower Campus.


  • Women’s Health First Summit

    Junior League of Battle Creek

    The Junior League of Battle Creek’s 3rd Annual Women's Summit & Brunch centered around the theme "Women's Health First". A panel discussion celebrated women’s roles and explored the intricacies of how women can start making our health a priority. Over 100 women have attended each of the three annual summits, whose mission is to connect and empower women who care about leading at home, at work, and in the community.  Topics for the third annual summit included heart health, mental health and self-care.

    Learn more >


    Junior League of Greater Covington

    Girls Health Day is a one-day series of workshops designed to educate girls aged 8-14 about various issues. 

    Girls Health Day is designed as a platform for mothers and daughters to grow closer while learning more about healthy living. When girls are given the tools they need to be strong at a young age, they are empowered to make responsible and healthy choices.

    Other activities included free health screenings (blood pressure checks, BMI measurements, and vision testing) by local physicians, skin cancer and sun protection tips, and door prizes and giveaways.

    Learn more >