Throughout the last six years, so many individuals have mightily contributed to our understanding of postpartum illnesses and support of legislation protective to America's mothers, infants and families, The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act.
Over the next few weeks, we will share the stories of the organizations, individuals and bloggers who have used web-based systems to advance maternal mental health.
Among the first pioneers to offer consumers and healthcare professionals web access to life-saving resources, Brian Shanahan, CEO of MediSpin applied E-Learning web-based technology to provide FREE CEU accredited medical education webinars for healthcare professionals.
This valuable and critically acclaimed resource which initiated with an NIMH SBIR grant, MediSpin includes educational webinars on postpartum depression, responding to the emergent need for more specially trained providers to better evaluate, assess and treat women suffering from perinatal mood disorders.
MediSpin's PPD Courses are still available through his website and and presented by expert leaders in research and clinical evaluation. This commitment to education of professionals and consumers is extended through MediSpin's constantly updated library of recent articles from the clinical, research and social support communities.
Among other valuable resources, MediSpin maintains a provider directory which only accepts therapist listings from those who have completed some specialized training in perinatal mood disorders (in addition to maintenance of current licensing requirements).