Stepped care for maternal mental health: a case study of the perinatal mental health project in South Africa

PLoS Med. 2012;9(5):e1001222. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001222. Epub 2012 May 29.


As one article in a series on Global Mental Health Practice, Simone Honikman and colleagues from South Africa provide a case study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project, which delivered mental health care to pregnant women in a collaborative, step-wise manner, making use of existing resources in primary care.

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Female
  • Health Resources
  • Humans
  • Maternal Health Services*
  • Maternal Welfare*
  • Mental Health Services*
  • Mental Health*
  • Perinatal Care*
  • Pregnancy
  • Primary Health Care
  • South Africa