Events

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.

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

MAY 2020 – MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH!

PPD ALLIANCE OF IL ANNUAL CUBS FUNDRAISER!

Our Cubs Game annual fundraiser is on Sunday May 31st at 1.20pm at Wrigley Field as part of our Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month campaign.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Spring!

Our Cubs Fundraiser page has more details.

 

THE AMITA HEALTH-ALEXIAN BROTHERS SYSTEM 16TH 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.

For more information, please contact Lita Simanis at 847.755.3220 or lita.simanis@amitahealth.org.

JUNE 2020

Long time PPD Alliance volunteer Lara Vasquez is organizing the Chicago Western Suburbs Climb Out of the Darkness is an annual, international fundraiser for  Postpartum Support International (PSI). The Climb is a community walk and international fundraiser for survivors, providers, and members of the community to come together. Raising awareness for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, the Climb brings us together to shine a light on a darkness we often don’t speak about.  Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth. PSI promotes awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. We support moms and dads, community programs, and healthcare providers.  Registration is always FREE, and fundraising is optional.
Please join us for a family friendly walk around beautiful Lake Ellyn, fun activities, giveaways, and playtime at the park!  Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as we mingle with old and new friends in support of families impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Climb date:      Saturday, June 13
Time:                10:00 am – 12:00 pm
                      **Registration begins at 9:30 am**
Location:          Lake Ellyn Park, 645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
For more information, or to join us, please register using this link:

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FOR PERINATAL MOOD DISORDERS

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.

PSI Annual Conference
The 2020 conference will be in New Orleans, Louisiana July 8-12 check this page and other training events  are listed on this PSI page.

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