Integrating mental health care into the OB practice

Webinar (series)
Integrating mental health care into the OB practice
Mar 24, 2022

In this Overcoming Obstacles pre-recorded BHI webinar presentation, released on March 24, 2022, physicians learn how a practicing OB-GYN integrated mental health screening, assessment, treatment and follow-up into the obstetric practice, with helpful tools and resources available to physicians and primary care teams.



Ricci Sylla, MD

Ricci Sylla, MD, FACOG, Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Sutter East Bay Medical Group

Dr. Sylla specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She joined the Sutter East Bay Medical Group in 2010 and is affiliated with Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

Upon completion of her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she worked in research for several years at City of Hope in Duarte, California, and at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She then attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, California.

Dr. Sylla is currently the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) vice-chair of Section 2, the Bay Area, in District IX, California. She also serves as a member of ACOG District IX’s Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Legislative Committee.

With an increased number of people reporting worsening mental health in recent years, it is imperative that people are aware of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) telephone program.

People experiencing a suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress can call, chat or text 988, and speak to trained crisis counselors. The national hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The previous National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will continue to be operational and route calls to 988 indefinitely.