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Postpartum Depression Progress – What Have You Done For Me Lately???

After several months of immersion in personal and professional activities, the PerinatalPro blog is back! One of the most motivating factors in my resumption of commentary was the appearance of articles and blogs across the web bemoaning the fact that … Continue reading

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S.P.A.R.K.S. postpartum depression event on Capitol Hill inspires participants and legislators!

You really had to be there to experience the full impact of unified stakeholder passion in this group of PPD advocates whose combined voices said “Now that we’ve created awareness of the crisis; here is the solution”. It was standing … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression Awareness Luncheon on Capitol Hill to be sponsored by S.P.A.R.K.S.

Support Funding for PPD initiatives by attending Capitol Hill Luncheon Continue reading

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Study Challenges Effectivness of NJ PPD Initiatives for Medicaid Population

Flawed study fails to include those at highest risk when reaching conclusions about NJ Medicaid PPD initiatives Continue reading

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What is Mandated Screening for PPD?

Mandating screening for PPD? Who is mandated to offer? Who is mandated to receive? Continue reading

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Five More Minutes to Fund Postpartum Depression Grants

Help appropriate 3 million dollars for postpartum depression program grants! Continue reading

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Brooke Shields, Senator Menendez herald arrival of new era in maternal mental health

Brooke Shields and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez lead celebration for passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Continue reading

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Congressman Bobby L. Rush writes about Melanie Blocker Stokes

Congressman Rush’s moving article in the Huffington Post about Carol Blocker and her daugher, Melanie Blocker Stokes Continue reading

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George Parnham’s historic contributions to maternal mental health; the defense of Narjes Modarresi

Attorney George Parnham, maternal mental health advocate, to represent Narjes Modarresi Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez indicates postpartum depression initiative to be signed into law!

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez issues press release as major postpartum initiative to be signed into law! Continue reading

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