ABC11 Local Spotlight: Mental wellness, baby blues vs postpartum depression

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Saturday, May 20, 2023
ABC11 Local Spotlight, 5/20/23: Baby blues vs postpartum depression
About 1 in 9 women with a recent live birth experience symptoms of postpartum depression.

In honor of May being Mental Wellness Awareness Month, we will be featuring a variety of discussions with experts from UnitedHealthcare. Tune in to ABC11 for this ABC11 Local Spotlight on May 20, 2023, at 9:55 am, with Dr. Robert Rich as he addresses mental wellness challenges that can face mothers of newborns.

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Dr. Robert Rich, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plans of NC

Dr. Robert Rich graduated in 1979 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Biology. He completed his medical education at the Bowman Gray/Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1984 and a family medicine residency at the East Carolina/Brody School of Medicine. Since his time in private practice, he has been a part-time member of Bladen Medical Associates, serving as Per Diem Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare North Carolina, focusing on their Dual Special Needs Population in eastern North Carolina. Dr. Rich is actively involved in family physician organizations and is passionate about rural medicine, medical management, quality improvement, opioid prescribing/pain management, and advocating for family medicine.

UnitedHealthcare's mission is to "help people live healthier lives".