Postpartum Depression Events

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.

Click here for the call schedule and access codes, or call PSI’s main office at 1-800-944-4773 for further information.

Upcoming Events in Illinois

April 2018

PPD Alliance of Illinois Cubs Fundraiser

Please join us for our next Cubs Game annual fundraiser in April 29, 2018  at Wrigley Field.

Tickets will go on sale in February 8th!

For more info visit


May 2018 – Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month!

Emotional Wellness For Moms Workshop

Partners and babies are also welcome.

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 1pm – 2.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Sarah Allen Counseling
3400 Dundee Rd., Suite 245
Northbrook, IL 60062

The workshop is FREE.

Pre-registration required by Monday May 7th 2017.

Call PPD IL Alliance director Dr. Sarah Allen on 847 791-7722 to register or for more information click here.

The AMITA Health-Alexian Brothers System 14th Annual Walk and Community Play-date for Postpartum Depression Prevention and Awareness

May 5, 2018 at 9:00am Fabbrini Park, 1704 Glenlake Road in the Hoffman Estates Park District.

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 supports that benefit the wellness of our community.

For more info: Lita Simanis, LCSW Coordinator, Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorder Program, Alexian Brothers Health System

March for Moms

March for Moms 2018 in Oak Park on May 6 from 12-2PM. The exact location in Oak Park has not yet been confirmed but will soon.

Sistering CU

Sistering CU (, is hosting a free documentary film screening of When the Bough Breaks followed by a panel discussion of local perinatal experts.

May 16th 6:30-9pm at the Champaign Public Library.

Free Workshop For New & Expecting Mothers

Sat. May 5th 11am-1pm                                                                                                                                                                                  Lotus Wellness Center, 1292 W. Northwest Hwy,  Palatine                                                                                                                                                                                Contact Liana Gerdov at 773-592-7227

A free workshop that focuses on the emotional, psychological and physical well-being for new and expecting mothers. We will discuss the importance of self-care, noticing red flags and challenges pertaining to mental health, and will experience a relaxation exercise to release their worries and expectations.


June 2018

Climb Out of the Darkness Walks

June 23rd at 9:30AM in Hudson (Bloomington/Normal area).


Professional Training for Perinatal Mood Disorders

Healthcare Alternative Systems (HAS) Postpartum Depression Program

Offers PPD educational workshops for healthcare and social service providers.
For more information please call Jennifer Novak, MS, LMFT, LPC, Program Manager – or 773-292-4242 (ext. 28)

Postpartum Support International

Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care:
Click here for more information about Postpartum Support International’s  Components of Care trainings
or call PSI directly on 503-894-9453.

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.

The next one in Illinois is:

Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Friday, October 26, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston
1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Download the flyer here.

PSI Annual Conference/ Events Annually in July
The 2018 conference will be in July check this page and other training events  are listed on this PSI page.