Welcome to the Postpartum Depression Alliance of Illinois
The PPD IL Alliance was founded in 2001 by our director, as a way to provide Illinois women and their families access to support and information about postpartum depression and the ways to cope and access treatment. Since the conception of the PPD Alliance, research has shown us that women are also likely to experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy and we have embraced the term Perinatal Mood Disorders to express the inclusion of all emotional issues that can occur during pregnancy or within a year of delivery. We are also advocates for increased awareness of perinatal mood disorders (PPMD) among the helping professionals and have fought for legislation to recognize PPMDs and the devastating effects they can have on women and their families. A press release concerning Mariam Carey can be found on the In The News page and we urge women and their families who have concerns after watching the media coverage to reach out to our helpline and email volunteers.
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The PPD IL is a member of Postpartum Support International the leading organization that promotes awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing worldwide.
The Postpartum Depression Illinois Alliance’s (PPD IL) mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal mental health issues throughout the state of Illinois.
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We were very excited that Northbrook's Wholefoods chose us to be the recipient of their One Dime at a Time fundraising program this year. Every time someone brought in their own bag to the store between April 1 - June 30th we received a 10c donation. Thank you Wholefoods!