Hawaii PPD training–July 27, 2009

Did you or do you have postpartum depression?  You may be interested in learning more about it at this upcoming awareness seminar.  As someone who had this but didn’t know what it was exactly until 5 years later, it’s even helpful to learn about it after the fact.  Make sense of your past experience, or, come and find out what you can do before you have a next baby to prepare yourself.  Bring your family members, tell your medical professionals.

Speaking will be Dr. Tricia Wright (OB), Dr. Rosemary Adam-Terem (PhD), Leinaala Kanana (LBSW) and myself Diane Ashton (MSW), along with some parents who have experienced some form of “perinatal” mood disorder.

Perinatal Mood Disorders

(aka Postpartum Depression)

—Awareness & Treatment

By Professionals, and Parents w/ Personal Experience

Monday, July 27, 2009


Postpartum depression, or PPD, is a type of depression that affects women after they give birth. About 13% of women experience PPD in pregnancy, in the first year after childbirth, and it can develop any time up to a year after the baby is born. Postpartum depression has deleterious effects on a woman’s relationships, her functional status, and her ability to care for her infant. The reduction of PPD is a US priority healthcare need and a major public health concern. (MedEdPPD.org)
Although the term “PPD” is used frequently as a term relating to the mood changes a mother may have after having a baby, a more accurate term may be Perinatal Mood Disorders. This term allows for the great variability of symptoms which often include more than depression alone and acknowledges that mood disorders (i.e., depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD) can occur during pregnancy as well as after having a baby. The #1 complication of childbirth is depression ~ one in every eight pregnant and new mothers has a perinatal mood disorder. Unfortunately, many go needlessly undiagnosed and untreated.
Learn more about this very treatable condition and help spare families unnecessary pain.
Presented by PPD Support Hawaii
Register soon!—
Less than 25 seats left FULL
Where: the PATCH classroom at Dole Cannery
650 Iwilei Road, Suite 205
Honolulu, Hawaii96817
When: Monday, July 27, 8:45am1:30pm
Who Should Attend: parents & family members, mental health therapists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, home visitors, perinatal providers, pediatricians & OBGYNs.
Please use the Contact tab and provide us the following information:
Name:  _____________________________________

Phone: _________________ Email:  __________________________________

$10 donation requested, will be collected at the door.  Snacks & drinks will be provided.
See you at the training on July 27th!
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