Celebrating Maternal Mental Health Month

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May is Maternal Mental Health Month, so as you might imagine there are lots of things going on. Here are a few:

The California Maternal Mental Heath Collaborative will hold a press conference, panel discussion and networking luncheon on Monday, May 6th at the capitol in Sacramento, CA.  The Collaborative will also be launching The 2020 Mom Project, which sets forth an alternative path for awareness, prevention and treatment by engaging hospitals and health insurance companies. To learn more about these events and to attend, click here.

May 12th, Mother’s Day, is the 5th annual Mother’s Day Rally for Moms’ Mental Health right here at Postpartum Progress. All you have to do is pull up a chair and pull up our website on your computer, tablet or smartphone to get massive doses of love, understanding and wisdom from lots of moms who’ve had postpartum depression and anxiety and the like. We can’t wait to see you!!!!

The Postpartum Health Alliance of San Diego will host its 6th annual Mamafest on May 17th. Watch their website as more details get released soon.

The inaugural “Ribbons and Roses Luncheon” celebrating women’s mental health will be held Wednesday, May 22nd, from 11:30 – 1pm at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.  It is the first major fundraiser for the Yates Children Memorial Fund. Lucy Puryear, MD, a perinatal mood and anxiety expert named one of the best doctors in America, will be the keynote speaker. For more information or to attend, click here.

The Postpartum Resource Center of New York is holding numerous training events related to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in May. Click here for details.

ALSO, from now until Mother’s Day, you get FREE shipping on purchases of Jammies by Helene Laure. Get one as a gift, or for your own baby!! Don’t forget that a percentage of the proceeds of these adorable baby jammies go to Postpartum Progress. To order, click here.

And, you can still participate in Stella & Dot jewelry sale to benefit Postpartum Progress. If you’d love a piece of stylish jewelry for Mother’s Day, be sure to let your family know this is the place to shop!

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About Katherine Stone

is the founder & editor of Postpartum Progress. She was named one of the ten most influential mom bloggers of 2011, a WebMD Health Hero and one of the top 25 parent bloggers using social media for social good. She also writes the Fierce Blog, and a parenting column for Disney's Babble.com.

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  1. May is going to be blooming with awareness! Also, please join the PSI Blog Hop in May. Started by our awesome volunteers and open to all. Find out more here: http://postpartum.net/Join-Us/Maternal-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month-Blog-Hop.aspx