Category Archives: Sylvia Lasalandra

Just 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 research, there was scant reference. I will never forget Carol Blocker’s … 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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“Mommy, were you happy the day I was born?” Sylvia Lasalandra’s moving new book for children of mom’s affected by PMADs.

ORDER THE BOOK! Ms. Sylvia Lasalandra Frodella, (or Mrs. “Fro” as she’s known in school circles), has done it again! Having challenged the stigma associated with PMAD’s in her candid bestselling book, A Daughter’s Touch, she has now decided there … Continue reading

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

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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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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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