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ASK THE QUESTION ABOUT Maternal Mental Health
Awareness Month
May 2017

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month worldwide. In New York State, The Postpartum Resource Center of New York leads the way each May to make sure New York State residents are further aware of the #1 medical complication related to childbearing, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD). With over 50,000 New York State moms and families affected each year, we encourage everyone to become part of the PMAD Safety Net and join in the Ask The Question Awareness Campaign.

We invite you to get involved in your community as an individual, organization, health/medical center, faith community, corporation, school or college. Share information on social media, host a community event or training, promote maternal mental health screenings and more. Join us in breaking the silence of the stigma of maternal mental health and help increase awareness to save lives and build healthy families for vibrant communities.

Sign up now to become a Participant and use our Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month Digital Toolkit to increase awareness and help families get to the help and support they need!

Thank you for supporting Project 62 - Building and Strengthening Perinatal Mental Wellness Parent Support Networks and Safety Nets in all 62 New York State Counties!

Postpartum Resource Center of New York's
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Digital Toolkit

Below you will find our Maternal Mental Health Awareness Digital Toolkit. Click on the images below "About PPD/PMAD", "Action Center", and "Resources" to view them in an interactive format.



Action Center

Action Center

PPD/PMAD Resources

PPD/PMAD Resources

Participants & Events


April 25, 2017

Understanding Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Loss

Winthrop University Medical Center

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April 29, 2017

9th Sounds of Silence 5K Run (Walk/Stroller-walk)
To Break the Silence for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Awareness.

Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, New York

Register Now (Virtual Runners Welcome)

May 1, 2017

"May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month"Dark Side of the Full Moon film screening, and panel discussion.

Monday, May 1, 2017 from 11am-1pm. Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc., 134 Jackson Street, Hempstead, NY 11550.

RSVP to Patricia Jeannis at (516)292-9710 ext.1308. Refreshments Served. Event flyer is below.


May 2, 2017

"May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month". Dark Side of the Full Moon film screening, discussion and book signings. 

Bay Shore - Brightwaters Public Library, Brightwaters, New York. To reserve your seat please call 631-665-4350

Panelists will include:
Bridget Croteau (Mrs. Suffolk County 2017) - Contributing author of A Dark Secret
Erin Mascaro - Fundraising Chairperson/Event Director of the Sounds of Silence, Friends of the Postpartum Resource Center of NY
Wendy Isnardi - Author of Nobody Told Me: My Battle with Postpartum Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Sonia Murdock - Executive Director of the Postpartum Resource Center of NY

May 3rd

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Event on Wednesday, May 3rd at noon. They will have a table with information and our Mothers' Circle of Hope Support Group will be there to answer questions and discuss our new format.

May 3rd and First Week of May

South Nassau Communities Hospital

Week of May 1 celebrating World Mental Health Week.

May 3rd celebrating World Mental Health Day with Resource Table in lobby at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, New York.


May 3rd & May 11th

May is “Perinatal Mood Disorders Awareness Month” in Suffolk County, New York

May 3, 2017 – Dark Side of the Full Moon Screening and Awareness Education Presentation

May 11, 2017 – Dark Side of the Full Moon Screening and Awareness Education Presentation

Event details can be found in the flyer (pdf) below.

May 4, 2017

Grand Opening of The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Center at Monmouth Medical Center

When: Thursday, May 4 at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Maysie Stroock Pavilion (Pavilion & Second Avenue, Long Branch)
RSVP: Email or call 888.724.7123

Monmouth Medical Center

May 6, 2017

Zumbathon Fundraiser for Maternal Mental Health

Event to benefit Postpartum Support International's Cynthia Wachenheim Memorial Training Scholarship for New York Providers.

Troy, New York



May 17 – 18, 2017

Postpartum Support International's Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care Two Day Training

Co-hosted by Buffalo State College and the Western New York (WNY) PMAD Task Force

Register Now.

May 17-18, 2017

Advocacy Days – National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health

Washington, DC

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May 23, 2017

Association for Mental Health & Wellness

Postpartum/Perinatal Mood Disorders (PPMD) and the Role of the Mental Health Practitioner

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Location: Association for Mental Health & Wellness | 2040 Ocean Avenue | Ronkonkoma, NY 11779  

This three hour workshop will provide the mental health practitioner with the skills needed to screen, identify, and provide a treatment plan for women experiencing PPMD. The expected outcome is for the practitioner to come away with a better understanding of PPMD, and to know when to refer, collaborate, and identify a psychiatric emergency that needs immediate action. Workshop presented by: Cheryl Zauderer, Ph.D.,CNM, NPP, IBCLC.

Approved for 3 CE Hours (LMSW/LCSW/LMHC/LCAT/LMFT).

Click here for information and to Register.

May 25, 2017

Perinatal Mood Disorders: Building a Safety Net in Our Community

Hosted by Long Island Doula Association in collaboration with the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

Register Now

June 18, 2017

Family Fun Day in the Sun Day

Cluett Schantz Memorial Park
Milton, NY.

Register Now

Please use the form below to sign-up as a Participant in this year's Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:
Finding the Help you Need.
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