One in six women experience depression or anxiety during their pregnancy or after childbirth. Chances are we've all known somebody who has suffered from this condition – a patient, family member or friend – but didn't know how to help. Perhaps even you have suffered from this commonly undiagnosed complication that can affect your entire family.
The Central California Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative is dedicated to diminishing this silent epidemic. Through education and outreach, we work to raise awareness about how to recognize signs of depression and anxiety in women and then find local resources to help cultivate a circle of support for women suffering from this condition.
Whether you are a physician or healthcare provider, a counselor or a friend, here you will find simple tools and local referral sources to help mothers go from a sense of distress and confusion to a place of confidence and calm.
Please join us for the Postpartum Support International (PSI) Certificate of Completion Course on Thursday and Friday, October 17-18, 2013, where we will be learning about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and discussing components of care.