Category Archives: U. S. Senator Robert Menendez

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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Five More Minutes to Fund Postpartum Depression Grants

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

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Video of Brooke Shields, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, other advocates and mothers celebrating passage of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Video of Brooke Shields, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, advocates and mothers celebrate passage of Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez discusses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act… What does it mean for America’s mothers?

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 mothers experiencing PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders), and initiating a … 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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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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