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PPD Research Group Seeks Study Participants

Received the following update from Hiltrud Dawson who is Health Promotion Consultant for Best Start Resource Center, a reputable Canadian organization that has long targeted postpartum depression. You do not need to live in Ontario to participate! On behalf of … Continue reading

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Military Services Pioneer Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen among Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in the World!

Dr. Barbara van Dahlen founded Give an Hour in 2005 to encourage the utilization of mental health services among returning veterans. As a member of Give an Hour, mental health professionals provide a minimum of 1 hour per week of … Continue reading

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Hudson Perinatal Consortium offers Shari Lusskin, MD and Jeanne Watson Driscoll PhD, for May 8 Conference

The Hudson Perinatal Consortium, directed by Marianne Moore, LCSW, has long sponsored high quality educational events for practitioners throughout the tri-state area. Funded in part by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, the caliber of speakers/presenters is always … Continue reading

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Tune In Tuesday, March 27th as Sara Lee Kessler debuts “Healthbeat” on PBS featuring Postpartum Depression

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, writing, clinical and advocacy) collaborations relevant to perinatal mental health. As spring approaches, the results of … Continue reading

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

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 lonely road of postpartum depression, either as a sufferer, … Continue reading

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Get ready for Strong Start Day, Wednesday, October 5, 2011!

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 health the latest information about legislative and social policy … Continue reading

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Pet loss and Postpartum Depression?

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 human relationships. When an important family member or close friend dies while … Continue reading

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SPARKS Center to host Confidential Chat for New Moms!

Attention New Moms! RELAX (yes, you can!) with Rus Devorah Darcy Wallen, LCSW, SPARKS’ Clinical Supervisor, compassionate therapist and extremely talented inspirational singer. A SPARKS Teleconference on Wed, October 5, from 9-10 PM. This Teleconference is completely confidential. Sometimes, the … Continue reading

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ABC’s Medical Director Dr. Richard Besser to host Twitter chat on Postpartum Depression!

Whether or not you like facebooking, twittering or social media in general, it has enormous capacity to get a message out quickly to enormous groups of people. So it is very gratifying indeed to hear that ABC’s Medical Director Dr. … Continue reading

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Sylvia Lasalandra-Frodella book, “Mommy were you happy the day I was born?” wins Mom’s Choice Award!

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 and services. Described as an inspirational/motivational book, Sylvia’s … Continue reading

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