Events & Training
WEEKLY OPEN FORUMS FOR CALLS
Postpartum Support International conducts free open forum sessions every Wednesday for moms and first Mondays of the month for Dads Via 800 bridgeline. Imagine the benefits of being able to talk with a PSI PPD expert about resources, symptoms, options and general information about perinatal mood disorders from the privacy of your own home. No need to arrange child care or transportation. No need to pre-register or give your name. Sessions are informational only and open to anyone with questions and concerns about themselves, a loved one, friend or family member. Limited to the first 15 callers.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN ILLINOIS
MAY 2021 – MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH!
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 and each year, for the past 18 years, we work with the Governor’s office to proclaim May Maternal Mental Health Awareness month in Illinois.
Read more details here https://www.ppdil.org/legislation/ppmd-awareness-month/
THE AMITA HEALTH-ALEXIAN BROTHERS SYSTEM ANNUAL WALK AND COMMUNITY PLAY-DATE FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION PREVENTION AND AWARENESS
Date TBA, The walk is typically located at Fabbrini Park, 1704 Glenlake Road in the Hoffman Estates Park District. A one-mile scenic walk around the lake begins at 10:00 a.m.
Strollers are welcome! We have snacks, activities for the kids, and a raffle.
Our goals for this Walk and Play-date are to inform the public about pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety, to provide hope and support to the many families who are experiencing or have experienced this misunderstood but very treatable illness and to raise funds to further grow the AMITA Health Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program and to continue our ongoing support that benefits the wellness of our community.
Thanks to community support like yours and the generosity of our own OB/GYNs and Pediatricians, we were able to start the AMITA Health Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program in August of 2015. This unique program provides mental health programming and support for families and babies in a warm, therapeutic setting. It is the only program of its kind in Illinois, and one of only ten in the country. Many parents in our community successfully completed the IOP Program and have experienced growth and healing because of your generous donations.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FOR PERINATAL MOOD DISORDERS
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL
This two-day course, taught by expert and engaging faculty, uses a thorough, evidence-based curriculum designed for psychiatrists, nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, and anyone interested in building skills for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.