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Stories about infanticide are heartstopping and thankfully rare occurrences. But when we are confronted with infanticide, and in this case, allegedly serial infanticide which may have occurred ...

Megan Huntsman, Infanticide and Maternal Mental Health

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While the nation's attention is once again focused on the preventable tragedy of Miriam Carey's death, we wonder if this horrific event which leaves a motherless child and a family in mourning ...

The preventable death of Miriam Carey

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From Deborah Rimmler - board member of PPI about a special fundraiser taking place right now to support Postpartum Progress the world's most widely read and respected blog on postpartum ...

Climb a Mountain to help fund Postpartum Progress, the world's most widely read blog on Postpartum Depression

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Remember Jammies for Babies by Hélène Laurè The adorable onesies for a cause so perfectly packaged in a sweet little jam jar? That help fight postpartum depression by donating 10 percent of each ...

Jammies for Babies by Hélène Laurè offers FREE SHIPPING for Mother's Day gifts!

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Friday, March 22, 2013, the Regional Perinatal Centers of New York - a collaborative of 137 hospitals throughout NY who have met standards entitling them to this designation - held their ...

The Regional Perinatal Centers of New York help fight postpartum depression with a retreat focused on maternal mental health!

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Imagine a very talented French designer, Helene Laure, who has already made her mark in the fashion industry. Her clothing has been carried by Bendels, Bloomingdales, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman and ...

Introducing Jammies for Babies by Helene Laure - onesies that fight postpartum depression!

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After several months of immersion in personal and professional activities, my blogging is back! One of the most motivating factors in my resumption of commentary was the appearance of articles and ...

Postpartum Depression

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]“Healthbeat with Sara Lee Kessler,” a TV interview program that examines critical public health issues, has been honored with a Mid-Atlantic Emmy nomination for its host, veteran broadcast ...

Sara Lee Kessler honored with Emmy nomination for Healthbeat Segment on Postpartum Depression!

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Only a decade ago, one was hard pressed to find any book which even mentioned the term postpartum depression. Among medical texts, personal stories, clinical handbooks, public policy and ...

Lasalandra Frodella's new book "Can the Guilt" addresses the guilt that can follow postpartum depression

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Did you know that EmpowHer is among the partners who have joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Celebrating National Women's Health Week? Just another reason to stay involved ...

The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition offers webiner on maternal mental health throughout Pregnancy and Birth!

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As advocates and professionals concerned with perinatal mental health, a current issue of major concern is how to connect the life-saving services of all perinatal professionals and support ...

Hudson Valley Birth Network offers Conference on Establishing Perinatal Mental Health Networks

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Life has been impossibly hectic these last three months. Blogging took a back seat to multiple personal (my only daughter's engagement!) and professional (teaching, interview, writing, clinical ...

Sara Lee Kessler's Healthbeat will air Tuesday, March 27th on PBS and feature postpartum depression!

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From Katherine Stone: Postpartum Progress needs your help. I write today because I’m personally asking you to support the work of Postpartum Progress. I know you have trudged the dark and ...

Today is Strong Start Day! Help Postpartum Progress Help Mothers!

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When Perinatal Pro was launched several years ago, it was to address the paucity of online resources for women and healthcare professionals. To bring those who care about women's maternal mental ...

Join us Wednesday, October 5th for Strong Start Day!

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While it is acknowledged that loss during pregnancy and the postpartum can be a risk factor for the development of PPD, the general reference is to loss of significant human relationships. When an ...

Pet Loss and Postpartum Depression?

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Today, Sylvia Lasalandra Frodella's book, "Mommy were you happy the day I was born?" was honored with a Mom's Choice Award!®. Her book was named among the best in family-friendly media, products ...

Sylvia Lasalandra-Frodella's "Mommy were you happy the day I was born?" wins Mom's Choice Award!

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This is certainly the week for major announcements supportive of Maternal Mental Health! Susan Moreno from the Tucson Citizen wrote today (August 18th): FIRST OF ITS KIND CENTER FOR MOMS ...

Tuscon Postpartum Depression Coalition opens "Mother's Oasis", first of its kind in the nation!

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On August 15, 2011, UNC’s newly renovated Perinatal Mood Disorders Inpatient Unit admitted its first patient. To those of us who have followed maternal mental health for decades, this is ...

Postpartum Depression News: UNC opens nation's first Perinatal Psychiatry In-patient Unit

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Sometimes, the media presents responsibly when discussing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Sometimes, they really listen to women who have gone through these experiences and do not attempt to ...

FOX News interviews top blogger Katherine Stone on postpartum depression from BlogHer Conference in CA.

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audioconference flyer Those of us advocating for maternal mental health programs which help raise awareness in our communities about these common disorders understand that education of health ...

Discount offered for CEU audio conference on Diagnosing and Treating Postpartum Mood Disorders

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[caption id="attachment_1644" align="aligncenter" width="234" caption="The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition"][/caption] From National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coaltion ...

The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition offers webinar on postpartum depression today!

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There has been much discussion about the need for inclusion of maternal mental health issues in medical provider education programs. Such awareness is necessary in order to increase detection and ...

Dr. Isaac Schiff invites Mary Jo Codey to MGH to help educate interns/faculty about postpartum depression

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It is so exciting to announce this news which brings additional attention and validation to the issue of perinatal mental health and to an individual who has never waivered in her support of women ...

Katherine Stone and Postpartum Progress Win Major Media Award from Mental Health America

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Next Sunday, May 8th, Mother’s Day – Postpartum Progress will host the 3rd annual Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health will be held online, featuring 24 open letters to pregnant and new ...

Postpartum Progress Host's 3rd Annual Mother's Day Rally Sunday, May 8th!

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This Saturday, April 30th, NASW NYC will present a one day workshop entitled "Novel Applications of Dialetical Behavior Therapy and Affect Moderation" from 10 AM - 5 PM in their Chapter Office ...

DBT helps clients manage impulsive emotional reactions that block recovery from mood and behavioral disturbances

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Research Pioneer Honored for Work in Postpartum Depression Psychiatrist Katherine L. Wisner Receives 2011 Women in Science Award! I am delighted to repost this wonderful news about an ...

Dr. Katherine Wisner receives 2011 Women in Science Award for groundbreaking research in postpartum depression!

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You really had to be there to experience the full impact of combined stakeholder passion in this group of PPD advocates whose combined voices said “Now that we’ve created awareness of the crisis; ...

S.P.A.R.K.S. postpartum depression event on Capitol Hill inspires legislators, advocates!

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04 - We Are Family (Single Version) So after two very intense weeks, the thought of a Girls Night Out is just too irresistible. Especially when it benefits programs devoted to maternal mental ...

Let's go shopping to help end postpartum depression!!!

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Sylvia Lasalandra Frodella, (or Mrs. Fro as she's known in school circles), has done it again. Having challenged the stigma associated with perinatal mood or anxiety disorder (PMAD) in her candid ...

"Mommy were you happy the day I was born?" Touching children's book from Sylvia Lasalandra Frodella helps moms recovering from postpartum depression answer this question

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Written by Katherine Stone at Postpartum Progress March 23, 2011 Brooklyn's SPARKS Center Helps Families Get Through PPD On Thursday, March 31, a special event will be held in Washington ...

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to be honored at SPARKS PPD event in Washington DC

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Award winning columnist and mental health advocate Tom Davis has been writing about psychiatric issues for years. His first person accounts and interviews with those who have suffered from chronic ...

Mental Health Advocate Tom Davis publishes "A Legacy of Madness"

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When Christi sent me a link to a new APA article on PPD, I quickly read through the well-written piece and found it to be a good resource for basic information about PPD. But the "backstory" ...

Turning the Tide after Postpartum Depression

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S.P.A.R.K.S, the Brooklyn based PPD program which has helped so many mothers overcome the challenges of PPD identification, treatment and recovery, will address lawmakers in Washington DC on ...

Postpartum Depression Awareness Luncheon on Capitol Hill hosted by SPARKS

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Okay, so I download few rap songs. My playlist includes Bach, classic rock, alternative whatever, the Boston Pops and jazz. I am a middle aged Caucasian woman and a therapist. I probably don’t ...

Eminem's Recovery Snub at the Grammy's - Mental Health Gets "Rapped" Again--Editorial

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Recently, I wrote an article about how I felt a study that challenged a New Jersey-based postpartum depression program's effectiveness was flawed in its conclusions

NJ Postpartum Depression Medicaid Study Authors Respond to Validity Challenges

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Ladies, mark your calendars for a really fun charity event - without the speeches and formal dinners. This relaxing and energizing evening will benefit Postpartum Progress Inc., the new non-profit ...

Postpartum Progress Inc. to be Beneficiary of Sassy Shop Girl Event in April

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In this time of fiscal challenge, programs for women, infants and families are susceptible to the budget knife if they cannot prove their viability, sustainability and relevance to health care ...

TEXT4BABY Turns One

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The February, 2011 issue of Health Affairs has published a study entitled “New Jersey’s Efforts to Improve Postpartum Depression Care Did Not Change Treatment Patterns for Women on Medicaid”. The ...

Study Challenges Effectiveness of NJ Postpartum Depression Initiatives on Medicaid Populations--Editorial

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Postpartum Progress (www.postpartumprogress.com), the most widely-read blog in the United States on postpartum depression, announced in early January, 2011 the launch of a new service that will ...

Postpartum Progress Depression Blog Launches First Daily Support Services for Mothers Who Suffer

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The planning stage has begun on the nation’s – and possibly the world’s – first comprehensive community center to address the entire spectrum of practical and emotional needs of women, infants and ...

With Your Help, S.P.A.R.K.S to Realize Dream of Comprehensive Community Center for Women and Families Coping with Postpartum Depression

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Animal companions have increasingly become an important part of American families. In an ever more virtual world, they offer a tactile, present, bonding experience, an acceptance and ability to ...

Animal Companion Loss and the Holidays

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Thanks to the incredible efforts of The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, led by Executive Director Judy Meehan, the innovative, collaborative health messaging program text4baby and the ...

Text4baby Awarded Multi-million, Multi-year Funding by Johnson and Johnson

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Arlene Remick, MPH, released this exciting news about text4baby, a mobile health messaging program from Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies which includes-- among other important health information ...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Announces Innovative International Partnership Focused on Maternal Child Health

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There has been a great deal of confusion and misinformation around the concept of mandated screening for perinatal mood disorders. Who is mandated to offer screening? And are mothers required to ...

What is Mandated Screening for Postpartum Depression?

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We have spent the past weeks celebrating the historic passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act initiatives in health care reform; but there is one more step of advocacy we need from ...

Five More Minutes to FUND the Grant Programs in The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

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The passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act was an historic and pivotal moment in women's health history in the United States. Brooke Shields was one of very few celebrities who was not ...

Video of Brooke Shields, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Advocates and Mothers Celebrating the Passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

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Now that we finally have a federal law directing funds to research about postpartum and perinatal mood disorders, establishing grants for community based programs and services supportive to new ...

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez Discusses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act...What Does it Mean for America's Mothers?

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has just announced 78 grants to explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve global health. Here is the press release. "The grants of $100,000 each ...

Bill and Melinda Gates Offer Grants Targeting Maternal Child Health

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The usage of medication for the treatment of psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum often provokes heated debate. There are those who argue fiercely for the life-saving relief ...

OTIS, The Organization for Teratology Information Specialists, Offers Toll Free Number for Medication Information During Pregnancy and Lactation

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The lovely and gracious Brooke Shields thrilled the participants at a press conference as she took the stage with U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and other NJ advocates to proclaim victory for ...

Brooke Shields and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez Herald New Era in Maternal Mental Health