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.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, we will be at the Central California Women's Conference. Look for us in the non-profit organization exhibitor section.
We have been pleased to offer conferences and trainings in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Please join us at our next training on November 3-4, 2016 in Visalia. Postpartum Support International (PSI) will be offering its course on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Check out our conference page for more details.
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.