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Wednesday, 11/6/2013

The Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative is reaching out to the community for donations in an effort to continue providing mental health services and treatment to women and their families in need. You too can help by clicking the DONATE button on this website. Let us all join efforts in continuing to spread awareness while providing these much needed mental health services in our community.

NuHealth launches new support group

Tuesday, 11/5/2013

Another new support group is being offered in an effort to meet the needs of new mothers who suffer from postpartum depression. The mental illness affects up to 20 percent of women within the first year of giving birth, with up to 15 percent suffering during pregnancy according to Arthur Gianelli, President and CEO of NuHealth System. The launching of a free, bilingual pregnancy and postpartum depression / anxiety support group will begin meeting November 8, 2013, in the Centering Pregnancy Suite at the Nassau University Medical Center in New York. Patients suffering from a perinatal mood disorder, most commonly known as postpartum depression, will be offered this first hospital-based bilingual support group in Nassau County. The group will meet for ten weeks and explore topics such as, the impact of the birth experience, how to manage stress and time, and coping techniques. The women will receive hope and inspiration from other mothers in the group.

http://eastmeadow.patch.com/groups/health-and-wellness/p/nuhealth-launch...

Seeking sunlight in a season of madness and mystery

Tuesday, 11/5/2013

“She was an achiever who set her mind firmly on her goals. She had the courage to commit to personal growth and development which is evidenced by her accomplishments. She had a passion for cooking and loved life. Her greatest joy was spending time with her daughter, Erica Francis, as well as family and friends.”

This is what family and friends had printed on Miriam Carey’s ceremonial program at her funeral. The 34 year old dental hygienist led police officials on a car chase through the streets of Washington on October 3, 2013. Carey had been diagnosed with postpartum depression and psychosis according to family. Authorities say she believed President Obama was monitoring her electronically. As this story broke, it shed light to the mental illness that often goes undiscussed. Postpartum psychosis, whether diagnosed or merely suspected, has indeed, forced a young woman to leave this earth way too early in such a tragic way.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Seeking+sunlight+season+madness+my...

Help now available for postpartum depression in Enid, OK.

Tuesday, 11/5/2013

Help is now available in Enid, Oklahoma thanks to a partnership between ATS Counseling- Focus Institute and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. One in four new mothers report postpartum depression and fewer than half of them discuss it with their healthcare provider according to Oklahoma State Department of Health. The postpartum depression group will meet every Tuesday and will be led by clinicians. This group allows for women to discuss their battles they may face with being a new mother. Scholarships are available as well for those in need. This will be the second postpartum group that is offered in Oklahoma. It is always exciting to see the start of brand new support groups no matter where they are. These support groups help give women a sense of normalcy. 

http://enidnews.com/localnews/x134984102/Help-now-available-for-postpart...

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