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Set 4 School

Monday, 11/25/2013

Set 4 School is an early intervention service for families with children ages birtrh to 5 years of age that is provided at The Wylie Center. The goal of the program is help young children and their families make a smooth transition into kidergarten. To qualify you must: have at least one child age 5 or under living in the household, have no other form of medical insurance (for some of the services), and live in the city of Riverside or Rubidoux / Jurupa area. Attached are the english and spanish versions of the flyer.

Television News Broadcast by Greg Burchett

Monday, 11/18/2013

We appreciate Greg Burchett for his willingness to share his painful story in order to raise awareness regarding perinatal mental health disorders.  In his book, he describes what he wish he had done, but didn’t and what men need to do in order to be more equipped to support the mother of their child.  Postpartum psychosis is rare, only 1 – 2 in every 1000 births, will experience a tragedy such as this, but anything that you can do to prevent it from happening is important. 

You can help. Here’s how:
1. Know the signs of postpartum depression, anxiety or psychosis and help get a family to help.
2.  Share this video with others
3. Pay as much attention to mothers and fathers as you do the new baby. 
4. Encourage EVERYONE you know to “like us” on Facebook.  This helps us with grant funding.
5. Donate to The Wylie Center, the fiscal agent of IEPMHC this holiday season.
6. Participate with us on IEPMHC, for example you could volunteer at our May is Perinatal Depression Awareness Month Kiosks at malls in our area or participate on any one of our sub-committees from fundraising to our upcoming training on April 9th. 
Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving Season.


AMAC Group for Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Friday, 11/15/2013

Adults Molested as Children (AMAC) has a support group that meets every Friday from 9:30-11:00 am at the Wholeness and Enrichment (WE) Center located at 1963 North "E" Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405. This support group is for ages 18 and up. The aim of this group is to provide a safe and confidential place for female adults who have been sexually abused during childhood. The group's purpose is to discuss the effects of the trauma, integrate new coping skills, and allow for processing of the abuse experience through discussion. Members are neve required to share. 

Postpartum depression: kids see increased risk in teen years

Friday, 11/15/2013

The Journal of the American Medical Association released a study that suggests that children of depressed mothers are more likely to suffer depression themselves in their teenage years. Treating mothers either before they are pregnant or during their pregnancy for mood or anxiety issues can benefit not only the mother, but future generations. Taking a preventative approach to mental health issues before a crisis point can prevent the mother and her child from suffering. This generational concern suggests early interventions in order to prevent children from experiencing greater risk themselves.

Rewriting the story: Maureen Fura

Wednesday, 11/6/2013

This is one woman's couragous and compelling sotry about her own struggles with depression. Her braveness and willingness to ask for help is what allowed her to feel comfort and safety with such a tragic circumstance in her life. Maureen thought having a baby was going to be the happiest time in her life, but the day she discovered she was pregnant, she knew something was terribly wrong. Fighting to save her life and the life of her unborn son, Maureen visited 29 professionals before she got the help she needed. Desperate to put a name to what happened to her and find out why she went untreated for so long, Maureen and fellow pregnancy and postpartum mood disorder survivor, Jennifer Silliman, embark on a journey to uncover the unspoken story of mothers in the documentary film Dark Side of the Full Moon.
 This is Maureen Fura's story... 


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