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Petition in support of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act continues to grow!

Even as healthcare reform dominates the national legislative agenda, constituents all across America continue to write and send their signatures in support of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act.  This welcome continuation and expression of approval is a direct result of … 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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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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Brooke Shields Supports The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

Nearly two years ago, on May 11th, 2007, at the invitation of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, actress and author Brooke Shields came to Washington DC to share her postpartum experience and urge Congress to pass The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS … Continue reading

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The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act passes in the U.S. House of Representatives

Yesterday, March 30th, 2009 in the early evening hours, Congressman Bobby Rush succeeded in gaining nearly unanimous consensus among our Congressional leaders to pass The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act. In a vote of 391 – 8, your representatives overwhelming … Continue reading

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Historic Texas bill proposes jail time limits for infanticide caused by postpartum psychosis

Representative Jessica Farrar (D-TX) has introduced a new bill to the Texas Legislature which could limit jail time for mothers who commit infanticide while suffering from postpartum psychosis. While adoption of this historic bill would not replace or affect the … Continue reading

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) endorses the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!!

This week, I was thrilled to recieve word from NASW’s national office in DC, that they are officially endorsing The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act, leading the way for state chapters to also begin working locally on growing constituent and … Continue reading

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Sign the petition in support of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act!

Online petition for The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act – please add your voice through a letter to your Congressman or U.S. Senator today!! Continue reading

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Identifying Postpartum Depression

Misconceptions and myths prevent mothers from seeking help. Postpartum depression has become a catch-all phrase for a wide spectrum of pregnancy related mood disorders, leading to confusion, apprehension, underdiagnosis and undertreatment. Continue reading

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