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Postpartum Depression Legislation Becomes the Law of the Land!!

Tonight’s historic passage of Healthcare Reform also makes history for America’s mothers as language from The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act becomes LAW!!! Finally, the plight of millions of American women, infants and families has been acknowledged and the tide … Continue reading

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Time Magazine includes Katherine Stone’s MOTHERS Act Letter Among Best of the Year!

Time Magazine selects Katherine Stone’s letter in response to postpartum depression legislation article to be among its letters of the year! Continue reading

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Brooke Shields, Audrey Gruss and The Hope for Depression Research Foundation: A New Non-Profit Supports Scientific Inquiry

There will undoubtedly be news stories over the next few weeks focusing on Brooke Shield’s appearance at the Hope for Depression Research Foundation luncheon which took place in Manhattan on November 16th. Her compelling story, strong advocacy and consistent efforts … Continue reading

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PSI Hosts Annual Conference this Week

PSI hosts annual conference in LA this week! Continue reading

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Time Magazine and The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Time Magazine article fails to deliver objective view of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Continue reading

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Update on Media/Community Activities related to The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

May was a very busy month for activities related to the advancement of our federal PPD Legislation and PPD Awareness. The month began with the Valley Hospital Press Conference (see previous post) in which U.S. Senator Robert Menendez again affirmed … Continue reading

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Valley Hospital Hosts Menendez Press Conference on The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

This morning I was pleased to join U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Former New Jersey First Lady Mary Jo Codey, Audrey Meyers, President of Valley Hospital, Dr. Fred Rezvani, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Sylvia Lasalandra, author of A Daughter’s … Continue reading

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The What to Expect Foundation Endorses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

What to Expect When You’re Expecting is the number one book that friends and family members give to their expectant wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, and parents to be, to help them prepare for their new baby. And now, this nation … Continue reading

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The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition endorses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Today we were notified that this prolific, well directed and worthy organization has endorsed S 324, bringing another solid vote for life-saving services for mothers, infants and families suffering from perinatal mood disorders. The Coalition is calling for a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Menendez, Author of Legislation to Combat Postpartum Depression, Applauds Grassroots Show of Force on Blog Day

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez applauds grass roots effort by nation wide bloggers to advocate for the passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act the week of April 20, 2009 Continue reading

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