Currently, our United States Congress has a bill making no progress, but designed to address Postpartum depression in the most basic way: by allowing the Department of Health & Human Services to make grants to States for screening and treatment for maternal depression. Each house of Congress has a bill proposed (Senate: S. 2311; House: […]
Save the cheerleader, save the world? Not exactly, but news of Hayden Panettiere’s struggles with PPD might be having a positive impact. We are seeing someone in the media proactively seeking help for postpartum depression, and that has the potential to stymie the stigma that is so often associated with keeping moms in the dark. […]
We can officially announce that our founder, Nadia Monroe, has been appointed to the state’s brand new Task Force for Maternal Mental Health. She received her official letter from Governor Hogan today. The group will be meeting and assessing ways to better aid new mothers during the perinatal period: during pregnancy and after. The goal […]
Friend of PSMd Kisha Semenuk was spotlighted on Postpartum Progress, the highest profile and well-respected blog related to all things maternal mental health. Her work creating the DC-area Perinatal Mental Health Guide brought her to the attention of the editorial staff. Congratulations, Kisha!
UPDATE: The resource guide is now available online, and for download! PSMd has very exciting news about a brand-new, comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide for Perinatal Mental Health in the DC Metro Area. The DMV PMH Resource Guide was created and developed by Kisha Semenuk, an experienced frontline labor & delivery nurse, who recently received her […]
The New York Times recently published an article about PPD, and other Maternal Mental Illness. This is a good sign in terms of increased awareness for PPD, PP-OCD, and the myriad other perinatal mood disorders mothers face. An excerpt: Postpartum depression isn’t always postpartum. It isn’t even always depression. A fast-growing body of research is […]