With Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month just a few days away, there are a number of postpartum depression awareness events coming up. The purpose of today’s post is to highlight three of the events occurring in the next two months. In the order in which they will occur, they are:
Shining a Light on Postpartum Depression: The Role of Programs, Policy and Public Health – A Community Forum
When: Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (EST)
Where: Congregation Beth Elohim, 271 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Theme: A dialogue on what role the city and state can play in education, screening and treatment of PPD
Presented by: Brooklyn Community Board 6 Youth, Human Service and Education Committee, State Senator Liz Krueger, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, State Assembly Member Joan Millman, Council Member Brad Lander, and Council Member Stephen Levin
Moderated by: Rain Henderson, Deputy Director, Clinton Health Matters Initiative at Clinton Foundation
2 Panel Discussions:
- First panel to focus on clinical symptoms associated with PPD and resources for women and their families. Panel members to include the amazing Sonia Murdoch, Executive Director, The Postpartum Resource Center of NY, Rebecca Benghiat, Executive Director, Seleni Institute, and Catherine Birndorf, MD, Clinical Associate Director of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology and founding director of the Payne Whitney Women’s Program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center
- Second panel to focus on what role the city and state can play in education, screening and treatment of PPD. Panel members to include New York State Senator Liz Krueger, New York City Councilman Stephen Levin, and New York City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (NYC Council Women’s Issues Committee Chair).
For more information on this event, click here and/or contact the event organizer, Paige Bellenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-228-2381.
27th Annual Postpartum Support International Conference
When: June 18 – 21, 2014
Where: University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, Chapel Hill
Theme: Creating Connections between Communities, Practitioners, and Science: Innovative Care for Perinatal Mood Disorders
Sadly, I will not be able to make it this year. I will miss seeing so many of my friends. :( Please click here for my blog post about last year’s conference in Minneapolis and the wonderful time I had there.
For more information, including the agenda, presenters, and registration details, click here.
Climb Out of the Darkness 2014
When: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Where: Anywhere you choose to hike up a mountain, climb or walk.
Created by: Postpartum Progress Inc., a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that raises awareness and supports pregnant and new moms with maternal mental illness.
What is it? It’s the world’s largest grassroots event raising awareness of perinatal mood disorders, in which people around the world hike, climb or walk outside on the longest day of the year (June 21st).
For more information and/or to register to participate, click here. You can participate by joining a group climb or even start your own individual or group climb.