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Dec

12/14/2011 – PPMD and Relationship Wellness

December 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

Blog Home Anyone who has had a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety Disorder knows that the symptoms of these illnesses affect not only the person suffering from them, but also those nearest and dearest to the afflicted (including children, parents, and spouses). Many women who have experienced PPMD say that one of the greatest challenges of … [Read More…]

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Dec

12/5/2011 – Who Are YOU? (Part Two)

December 5, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Blog Home If I had a dime for every postpartum woman whose worries, fears, and obsessions center primarily around whether she’s mothering “the right way” I would have enough money to buy a copy of this book  for each and every one of them. But it’s certainly not hard to figure our where women’s feelings … [Read More…]

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Nov

11/21/2011 – Who Are YOU? (Part One)

November 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

Blog Home In my work as a program therapist in the Postpartum Depression program at HAS, and also in my former life as a Labor Support and Postpartum Doula, I have often heard mothers (with and without PPMD) say that the first weeks of life with a new baby are very much like having your … [Read More…]

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Nov

11/15/2011 – The Big Four – 4 Tips for Supporting the Postpartum Family

November 15, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Blog Home When a woman is pregnant, people tend to nurture her and look out for her well-being more than usual. While some women do not like the extra attention, many welcome the additional support with open arms. Yet, when baby arrives, all the nurturing attention gets shifted onto the new baby, and the new … [Read More…]

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Nov

11/11/2011 – Northern Trust Awards Childcare grant to HAS

November 11, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Many thanks to the Northern Trust Charitable Trust, which recently awarded HAS with a generous grant to provide childcare for participants in our postpartum depression and BASTA! domestic violence programs.  The lack of consistently reliable childcare is one of the major barriers preventing women from getting the help they need.  For more information about childcare … [Read More…]

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Nov

11/7/2011 – Barriers to Treatment in the Latino Community

November 7, 2011

  Blog Home According to this article, depression and other mental health disorders affect an equal portion of both Latinos and whites. Research has shown that while up to 60 percent of non-Hispanic whites actively seek treatment when suffering from mental illness, only 36 percent of people of Hispanic descent will reach out for treatment … [Read More…]

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Oct

10/17/11 – Breaking Down Mainstream Stigma

October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Blog Home If you read the news regularly, then you probably read the devastating news about Sonia Hermosillo, a mother in California who has been charged with murder for throwing her 7-month-old son from a parking garage. If you have your finger on the pulse of Postpartum Mental Illness in the news, then you know … [Read More…]

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Sep

PPD Program to Host Perinatal Mood Disorders Workshop

September 28, 2011

Health professionals including social workers and case managers; physicians and nurses; psychiatrists and counselors; and midwives and doulas are invited to learn more about Perinatal Mood Disorders, their risk factors, and effective treatment options at a perinatal mood disorders workshop conducted by HAS PPD staff. The workshop will take place November 3, 2011, from 9:00 … [Read More…]

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Sep

Bernadine K., Women’s Program

September 15, 2011

Bernadine Kelly did not come to HAS willingly. A drug and alcohol user since the age of twelve, she had tried treatment before, with poor results. This time, however, Bernadine was offered a simple choice: treatment—the judge recommended Sisterhouse—or ten years in prison. Bernadine chose Sisterhouse, but she wasn’t happy about it. “I was bitter,” … [Read More…]

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Aug

Roberto Montanez Awarded Judy Miller Scholarship

August 30, 2011

Congratulations to Roberto Montanez, supervisor of the HAS/NEXA Medication Assisted Therapy program, on receiving the Judy Miller Scholarship Award from the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependance Association (IADDA).  The scholarship is in memory of Judy Miller’s achievements as a nurse and methadone treatment administrator and provides selected treatment professionals with continuing education in the field … [Read More…]