Okay, so what I originally thought was going to be a “quickie” post about this time last night turned out to be a longer one that I’d anticipated. Actually took me about an hour to write. Whaddya expect….my brain was fried and acting more slowly than normal, what can I say?
Anyway, here I am again. This time, with a true “quickie” post. I just wanted to bring your attention to the fact that Katherine Stone and Susan Stone–both of whom were instrumental in their support and spreading awareness about the Mother’s Act, which just recently passed–will be joining Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) at a press conference they are holding on just that topic. Click here to read a Huffington Post article written by Representative Bobby Rush titled “Melanie’s Story: How One Woman’s Tragic Encounter With Post Partum Psychosis Led to Landmark Women’s Health Legislation.”
Others in attendance will be Carol Blocker, mother of Melanie Blocker Stokes whom the bill was named after, as well as representatives from ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) and the APA (American Psychological Association).
For those who are in the DC area and would like to attend the press conference, it’s starting at 11:30am tomorrow, Thursday, May 6th, at the Senate Swamp, Upper Senate Park (next to the Russell Senate Office Building). The rain location is S-120 in the U.S. Capitol.
Gee, if only I lived a tad closer, I would absolutely be there! This is history in the making and definitely something that PPD advocates and survivors like myself are thrilled about! I was able to attend the press conference held by Senator Menendez this time last year, which was held in New Jersey–also right around Mother’s Day.