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!
The Maternal Mental Health Awareness Digital Toolkit will be available soon at this page for you to download and be involved the month of May events (or use anytime throughout the year).
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!
Participants & Events
April 25, 2017
Understanding Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Loss
Winthrop University Medical Center
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
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 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 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
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.
Please use the form below to sign-up as a Participant in this year's Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.