May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

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!

Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s suggested books for the month of May’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 and beyond.

View Events and Participants below or download as pdf.

About PPD/PMAD

About PPD/PMAD

Action Center

Action Center

PPD/PMAD Resources

PPD/PMAD Resources

Participants & Events


April 29 - May 3, 2019

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week
Worldwide

See events here.

April 29 - May 3, 2019

#MakingOverMotherhood Challenge
Worldwide

The campaign will run from April 29th to May 3rd. The #MakingOverMotherhood campaign will feature daily memes to "make over" the image of a perfect motherhood and the notion that moms can do it all without support.

More information can be found here.

May 1 – 31, 2019

Diaper Drive
Hosted by Senator Phil Boyle to benefit the Postpartum Resource Center of New York

Diapers can be dropped off at Senator Boyle’s district office: 69 W. Main Street | Suite B | Bay Shore, NY 11706

Take part in our Diaper Drive to help moms, dads, babies, families in your area. Your donation will make babies happier and healthier and allow those families in need to worry less and focus on raising a healthy family.

More information in the flyer below (pdf)


 

May 1-31, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents.

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

Throughout the entire month of May, free screenings will be offered from 9:00am - 4:30pm at the following WIC locations:
HRHCare Elsie Owens Health Center
HRHCare Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center
HRHCare Marilyn Shellabarger Health Center at Shirley
HRHCare Brentwood Family Health Center
HRHCare Maxine Postal Tri-Community Health Center
Northwell Health Dolan Family Health Center
HRHCare Riverhead Health Center
HRHCare Kraus Family Health Center

May 1, 2019

World Maternal Mental Health Day
Worldwide

More information here

May 1, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents.

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Bay shore Brightwaters Public library
1 South Country Rd.
Brightwaters, NY

 


 

May 4, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Central Islip Public Library
33 Hawthorne Ave
Central Islip, NY

 

May 5-7, 2019

Mom Congress, Washington D.C.
Mom Congress is a 3-day event bringing together Moms and those who support them from around the U.S. to talk about what matters most.

More information here.

May 5, 2019

WNY Doulas Better Birth Conference
Amherst, NY

Event information here.


 

May 6 - 8, 2019

10th Annual Help Me Grow National Forum
Buffalo, New York

More information here

May 11, 2019

11th 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

Event, Registration, Sponsorship Information here.

May 13, 2019

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Maternal Mental Health Proclamation
Presents proclamation for May as Maternal Mental Health Month in Nassau County.

 


 

May 13, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

HRHCare Brentwood Family Health Center
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

May 15, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Middle Country Public Library
101 Eastwood Blvd.
Centereach, NY

 

May 15, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Riverhead Free Library
330 Court St.
Riverhead, NY

 


 

May 17, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Ave.
Brentwood, NY

 

May 18, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Ave.
Brentwood, NY

 

May 19, 2019

Crouse Health 3rd Annual Marching for Mothers Walk
Marching for Mothers supports those living with Perinatal Anxiety & Depression..

Long Branch Park, Liverpool, New York

Event, Registration, Sponsorship Information here.


 

May 20, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

HRHCare Maxine S. Postal Tri-Community Health Center
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

May 21, 2019

CNY RPP Educational Evenings – Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
The CNY Regional Perinatal Program would like to welcome health care professionals and community members to its third Regional Educational Evening. Come join us for an evening focusing on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

The Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210.

Event, Registration, Sponsorship Information here.

May 21, 2019

"Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness Month" in Suffolk County. County to Host Free Screening Events for Residents

Screening events for mothers with symptoms of Postpartum Depression. This event, free to the public, will also focus on increasing awareness throughout the county for mothers, fathers, family members, faith based communities, health care providers, mental health professions and public servants.

HRHCare Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 


 

May 23, 2019

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Building a Safety Net in our Community
Long Island Doula Association (LIDA) and the Postpartum Resource Center of New York.

Training at: Postpartum Resource Center of New York, 109 Udall Road, West Islip, NY 11795 

Event Information and Registration here.

Event Flyer.

May 31, 2019

Perinatal Opioid Dependence
Presenter: Amanda Tinkelman, MD

Community Counseling Services of West Nassau
Franklin Square, NY

Event Information and Registration here.

Event Flyer

June 11 – 12, 2019

Circle of Caring Training
Postpartum Resource Center of New York

Postpartum Resource Center of New York, 109 Udall Road, West Islip, NY 11795.

Event Information and Registration here.

Event Flyer


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Postpartum Resource Center of New York
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:
Finding the Help you Need.
Serving New York State Families Since 1998

In New York State please
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