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Thank you to all the participants of the Inaugural
Long Island Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are common health concerns for many expectant or new mothers. However, the majority of women suffering from these medical illnesses go unrecognized and untreated.
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the Long Island Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Collaborative of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, held the inaugural Long Island Screening Day for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Awareness event. Over 1,000 families were reached as a result of our efforts for the first ever Long Island Screening Day for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Awareness!
Our goal of the event was to raise awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and to prove how easy and effective screening can be. We staged screeners at various public locations where new moms frequent.
Thank you to the Long Island Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Collaborative Partners, the sixty Screening Day volunteers, Screening Day team leaders, event location hosts, our sponsors, and the Long Island Community for making this event a success!
Help us to continue to Ask the Question. Ask a mom or dad-to-be or a new parent "How are you doing?", "How are you feeling?" Hear their answer... Let them know they are not alone. There is help and hope.
For help and information, please see the resources below.
Postpartum Resource Center of New York State Wide Resource Directory
Postpartum Resource Center of New York's State-Wide Toll-Free Helpline:
Below are photographs taken from screening events held across Long Island. Please click on the image below to view in Lightbox.
Where the events were held
Thursday, April 30th
Saturday, May 2nd
Long Beach Super Block Street Fair
1 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, NY
United Healthcare Van at Espiguita
1995 Brentwood Road
Mastics Moriches Shirley Community Library
407 William Floyd Parkway
Friday, May 1st
Saturday, May 2nd
1123 Jerusalem Avenue
Passages Counseling for Women
348 Main Street
East Setauket, NY
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Paul Conte Cadillac
Arlene and Jack Levine
Helen G. Meyers, PhD
Tina Walch, MD
Friends of the Collaborative Sponsors
Bridget Croteau - Mrs. Suffolk County America 2015
Elyse Everett, LCSW
Julissa Zambrano - Mrs. Nassau County 2015
The Long Island Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Collaborative
Angeles Davila: Nassau County Perinatal Services Network's Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Task Force
Task Force Members
Vanessa Barisano: Nassau University Medical Center
Jodi Glasser, LCSW: Diane Goldberg Maternal Depression Treatment Program of North Shore Child and Family Guidance
Jack Levine, MD: Nu Health Pediatrics
Sonia Murdock: Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Tina Walch, MD: North Shore- LIJ Health System, South Oaks Hospital
Jeanine Cappello and Maria Fonte: South Nassau Communities Hospital
Juliet Serrano: United Health Care
Foluke Akinola: Visiting Nurses Services of New York
Mary Lynn Brassil and Sheryl Deluty: Winthrop University Hospital
Pauline Walfisch, LCSW: North Shore- LIJ Health System, Zucker Hillside Hospital
Julissa Zambrano: Mrs. Nassau County 2015
Karen Kaplan, MS, RN: Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Karen Rennie, MSN, RNC-OB, C-FM: Huntington Hospital
Deborah Rotunno, CD, CPD and Katherine Koncelik, CDC, CLC: Long Island Doula Association, Inc.
Ellen Roisman, LCSW-R: Suffolk County Department of Health Maternal Infant Community Health Collaborative
Michelle Button, LCSW-R: Passages Wellness & Counseling for Women
Nicole Piervencenti, LMHC, CASAC-T: Passages Wellness & Counseling for Women
Jennifer Giordano, RN, BSN, IBCLC: St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Gail Burrus: Suffolk Perinatal Coalition
Wendy Isnardi: Author, Nobody Told Me: My Battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Geraldine O'Keeffe: Author, The Stork's Revenge: My Struggles and Triumphs Over Postpartum Depression
Bridget Croteau: Mrs. Suffolk County America 2015