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Posts from the “Postpartum Depression” Category

15
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…]

11
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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May

Thanks for Making Treating Moms Well a Success!

May 12, 2011

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 4th annual Treating Moms Well luncheon such a success! Special thanks to awardees Modern Wave Salon and Joan Mudd of the Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation.  Thanks as well to Chicago Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Bechara Choucair and Illinois Secretary of Human Services Michelle Saddler for … [Read More…]

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Apr

Glenda C., Postpartum Depression

April 4, 2011

When Glenda C. learned that her fourth child was going to be a girl, she cried—and not out of happiness. Although she cannot imagine life without her youngest daughter now, during her pregnancy the news meant only sadness and anxiety. As a survivor of childhood abuse herself, Glenda “just didn’t want to bring another girl … [Read More…]