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

Register Now

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 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

Register Now.

May 17-18, 2017

Advocacy Days – National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health

Washington, DC

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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.

Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:
Finding the Help you Need.
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