"Improve awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) in our community. Expand resources, education and support systems for those at risk for PMAD . Provide professional development resources to increase provider screening and appropriate referral."
We are a community committed to shining light on the importance of the mental health of families from every point of the reproductive process and beyond.
We are a group of community stakeholders who are passionate about being CHAMPIONS for the mental health of families.
Our first meeting took place in July, 2015 as an action plan from a community screening of film documentary, Dark Side of The Full Moon at the Hippodrome Theater hosted by Lauren DePaola, LCSW. Since then, we have met monthly with goals in mind to raise awareness, increase educational opportunities and resources for the professional community and parents during what is known as the perinatal (surrounding pregnancy and after delivery) period.