In NICUs, where infant hospitalization is a challenging journey, up to 70% of parents grapple with overwhelming depression, anxiety, and trauma.
These struggles can ripple into parent-infant interactions and infant development. Early identification and support for at-risk parents are critical but often lacking due to limited resources in NICUs.
EmBRACE, a mHealth app:
- Universal Mental Health Screening: EmBRACE ensures no parent’s distress goes unnoticed.
- Ongoing Symptom Monitoring: It provides continuous support, keeping a vigilant eye on mental health symptoms.
- Stepped Care Approach Referrals: When needed, EmBRACE connects parents to the right resources, following a stepped care approach.
The result? EmBRACE bridges gaps in mental health care, supporting overburdened NICU professionals and optimizing parental well-being and infant outcomes