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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

This month is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about the joys and benefits of breastfeeding. It also allows us to highlight and discuss some of the most common struggles and complications that can arise. We look forward to providing you with beneficial resources throughout the month and would love to hear from you about…

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Looking to the future: Letters from PSI Board Members: Chris Raines, Liz Verney and Ann Smith

Letter from Chris Raines, RN MSN APRN-BC– PSI Board Chair Hi everyone, WOW, what a wonderful virtual conference we just completed. When we started talking about how to have our yearly conference this year, scheduled for New Orleans, we talked about what a daunting task going virtual might be. We reached out to our wonderful…

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No Parent Alone

Help build the #noparentalone movement with us! Post a photo of yourself, you and your kids, your family or anyone you love and add the hashtag #NoParentAlone, #NoMomAlone, #NoDadAlone and the helpline phone number: 1-800-944-4773. Let your friends know that PSI is here to help, and they are not alone. Here is what to do:…

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Featured PSI Member: Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD

Amanda Yeaton-Massey, MD Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco Tell us a little about yourself outside of your work. Since becoming a mother, most of my time outside of work has been focused on spending time with my two wonderful children. I have an…

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PSI Focuses on Raising Awareness of Maternal Mental Health

Events Include Maternal Mental Health Day, PSI 32nd Annual Conference and  Climb out of the Darkness PORTLAND, OR. — Postpartum Support International (PSI), the leading organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood disorders, is raising awareness of maternal mental health (MMH) by focusing on global awareness, education, and local fundraising.  PSI will kick-off…

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FDA Approval of First Treatment Indicated for PPD

Postpartum Support International Statement on FDA Approval of First Treatment Indicated for Postpartum Depression March 25, 2019 On March 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Brexanolone the first treatment indicated specifically for postpartum depression. “As the leading organization serving on the front lines advocating for women and families, Postpartum Support International (PSI) supports…

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Before and After

Before and After by Ann Smith, PSI Board President PSI BLOG December 27, 2018 33 years ago, the landscape for moms with postpartum mental illness was pretty barren. Even for me, a certified nurse midwife who lived in New York City—a city where people have access to highly specialized quality care—nobody knew anything. I felt alone…

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Pact for the Cure

Pact for the Cure — PPD ACT by Carly Snyder, MD for PSI Blog May 8, 2017 PPD ACT™ , the largest research study on PPD and other perinatal mood disorders, aims to understand why some women get postpartum depression (PPD) and others do not. If you stand in a room filled with 100 mothers, at least…

PPD ACT

April 27, 2017      Popular ResearchKit iPhone App to Study Postpartum Depression Expands to Include New Countries, Modules and Android Version One year after launching iOS version of PPD ACTTM in the U.S. and Australia, UNC School of Medicine launches Android version and Canada CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of North Carolina (UNC)…

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Important PSI News about the Safety Net for all families

PSI is here to support the families of Postpartum Progress March 7, 2017 All of us at Postpartum Support International (PSI) want to say how sorry we are about what has taken place in recent days at Postpartum Progress. To all of you who have so much to offer to women and men who suffer…

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