May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month 2018

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 100,000 New York State moms, dads 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.

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

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Participants & Events


April 23, 2018

WNY PMAD Task Force Meeting
Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY

RSVP here.

April 30 - May 6, 2018

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week
Worldwide

See events here.

May 2, 2018

Webinar: Bringing Light to Postpartum Depression and PMAD
Register for Free Webinar on May 2, 2018
Bringing Light to Postpartum Depression and PMAD.

Hosted by St. Joseph's College with Bridget Croteau - Mrs. Suffolk
County America 2018/2019 and Sonia Murdock - Executive Director,
Postpartum Resource Center of New York

Register Now 


 

May 2, 2018

World Maternal Mental Health Day
Worldwide

More information here

May 3, 2018

Lisa Mary Reilly Visioning Educational Series
Presented by the Postpartum Resource Center of New York

in collaboration with the Rochester Postpartum Wellness Coalition

Special Guest Speaker
Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN
Traumatic Childbirth: The Ever Widening Ripple Effect

Register Now (Seating is limited)

May 4, 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE
STEVE BELLONE

Office of Women's Services in
collaboration with Postpartum
Resource Center of New York
& Suffolk County Department
of Health, MICHC

May is "Perinatal Mood Disorders
Awareness Month" in Suffolk
County.

Riverhead Public Library
330 Court St,
Riverhead, NY 11901

Time: 10:00am


 

May 5, 2018

Zumbathon for Postpartum Mental Health
Raising Funds and Awareness

This event will benefit postpartum mental
health awareness and resources in
memory of Cynthia Wachenheim.

Capital District YMCA
Schenectady 433 State St
Schenectady, New York

More information and Tickets

May 6 - 11, 2018

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Proclamation
for New York State.

Please see the Proclamation here or click
on the image below.

May 6, 2018

March for Moms
Join the March for Moms at
the DC Mall for a fun and
family-friendly experiences
as we peacefully demonstrate
the critical need to address
the maternal health of families
in our country..

Washington, D.C.

More information here.


 

May 6, 2018

Brunch for Bumps
WNY PMAD Task for will have an information table.

Buffalo, NY.

Get tickets here.

May 6-8, 2018

Advocacy Days, Washington D.C.
2020 Mom Advocacy Days event
ensures that the voice of the
maternal health community is
heard and that your elected
officials understand the needs
of young families and those
trying to build a family.

Postpartum Resource Center
of New York will be
participating 
in Advocacy Days.

Washington, D.C.

More information here.

May 8, 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE
STEVE BELLONE

Office of Women's Services in
collaboration with Postpartum
Resource Center of New York
& Suffolk County Department
of Health, MICHC

May is "Perinatal Mood Disorders
Awareness Month" in Suffolk
County.

Wyandanch Public Library
14 S 20th St, Wyandanch,
NY 11798

Time: 11:00am


 

May 9, 2018

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran proclaims May as Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Awareness Month in Nassau County.

 

May 11, 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE
STEVE BELLONE

Office of Women's Services in
collaboration with Postpartum
Resource Center of New York
& Suffolk County Department
of Health, MICHC

May is "Perinatal Mood Disorders
Awareness Month" in Suffolk
County

Wyandanch Public Library
14 S 20th St, Wyandanch,
NY 11798

Time: 11:00am

May 12, 2018

10th Sounds of Silence 5K/10K Run (Walk/Stroller-walk with Kid's Fun Run)
To Break the Silence for Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Awareness.

Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, New York

Register Now (Virtual Runners Welcome)


 

May 12, 2018

Marching for Mothers
Crouse Health

family community event open to all who have experiences
with Perinatal Anxiety & Depression, whether in the past or
present, and for those who support their cause.

Ryder Park, DeWitt, New York

More information and to Sign-up

May 16, 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE
STEVE BELLONE

Office of Women's Services in
collaboration with Postpartum
Resource Center of New York
& Suffolk County Department
of Health, MICHC

May is "Perinatal Mood Disorders
Awareness Month" in Suffolk
County.

Central Islip Public Library
33 Hawthorne Ave,
Central Islip, NY 11722

Time: 10:00am

May 17, 2018

Theatre Gala
Celebrating 30 Years of
Postpartum Support International


Event starts with a performance
by Melissa Bangs’ and her critically
acclaimed one- woman show,
Playing Monopoly with God & Other
True Stories.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
224 Waverly Pl, New York,
New York 10014

More information and for Tickets


 

May 18, 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE
STEVE BELLONE

Office of Women's Services in
collaboration with Postpartum
Resource Center of New York
& Suffolk County Department
of Health, MICHC

May is "Perinatal Mood Disorders
Awareness Month" in Suffolk
County.

Amityville Public Library
19 John St,
Amityville, NY 11701

Time: 10:00am

May 18, 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE
STEVE BELLONE

Office of Women's Services in
collaboration with Postpartum
Resource Center of New York
& Suffolk County Department
of Health, MICHC

May is "Perinatal Mood Disorders
Awareness Month" in Suffolk
County.

Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd,
Centereach, NY 11720

Time: 10:00am

May 18, 2018

Playing Monopoly with God
and Other True Stories


A wine and cheese soiree
featuring Melissa Bangs’
critically acclaimed one-woman
show, Playing Monopoly with
God followed by a panel
discussion with PMAD experts
|and survivors.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
224 Waverly Pl, New York,
New York 10014

More information and for Tickets


 

May 19, 2018

Playing Monopoly with God
and Other True Stories


A live taping of Melissa Bangs’
critically acclaimed one-woman
show, Playing Monopoly with God.
Wine and cheese available for
a small donation.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
224 Waverly Pl, New York,
New York 10014

More information and for Tickets

May 20, 2018

Playing Monopoly with God
and Other True Stories


Mimosa Matinee for Mamas!
Join us for a special matinee
in honor of all of the wonderful
mama’s out there. It will feature
Melissa Bangs’ critically
acclaimed one-woman show,
Playing Monopoly with God.
Mimosas available for a
small donation.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
224 Waverly Pl, New York,
New York 10014

More information and for Tickets

May 25 2018

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE
STEVE BELLONE

Office of Women's Services in
collaboration with Postpartum
Resource Center of New York
& Suffolk County Department
of Health, MICHC

May is "Perinatal Mood Disorders
Awareness Month" in Suffolk
County.

Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Ave,
Brentwood, NY 11717

Time: 10:30am

May 26, 2018

Balancing Motherhood


This event will focus on bringing
together new and expecting
mothers to spread awareness
about Postpartum Depression
and how to cope with it.
Professional speakers will
provide resources and tips.
You'll also have the opportunity
to connect with other mothers
in the community.

Registration is required to
attend this event. Please
register ASAP as seating
is limited.

Huntington Public Library
338 Main St.
Huntington, NY 11743

More information and for Tickets

May 31, 2018

Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Community Health Education Day

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Better Baby Care Campaign of Rockland County, a coalition of Rockland County family-centered organizations, are observing Mental Health Awareness Month by focusing on Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

On Thursday, May 31 a Community Health Education Day will be observed throughout the county with awareness events hosted by campaign partners.

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages all agencies to participate in this day by talking with clients, sharing information, and promoting an awareness of postpartum depression and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

More information.


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

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Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:
Finding the Help you Need.
Celebrating 20 Years of Serving
New York State Families
1998 – 2018

In New York State please
email us or call
State-wide Helpline:
Toll free: 855-631-0001
631-422-2255

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or psychological condition. Please consult your doctor for individual advice
regarding your own situation.
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