More than 20 partner organizations joined us in recognition of Maternal Mental Health Month.
Did you know that mental health issues are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth?
On May 14, join the Community Service Council and our Healthy Start team in beautiful Veterans Park for an event to reduce the stigma around maternal mental health disorders.
This event is open to the community as a come & go, socially distanced, outdoor event in support of the 1 in 5 moms who experience postpartum depression and/or anxiety.
Every May, CSC is part of a national maternal mental health awareness campaign calledThe Blue Dot Project.Please bring your coworkers, friends or family members and pop by our BLUE DOT PHOTO BOOTH in Veterans Park between 11 am- 1 pm and get your picture with the BLUE DOT. (You won’t be able to miss us – just look for the blue balloons!)
Your BLUE DOT picture will help us get the word out about maternal mental health! We hope you’ll post your pic on your own social media channels to increase awareness on this critical topic!
First 50 attendees will get a free wellness bag. We’ll also have awareness goodies such as cookies, water bottles, resources, balloons and more. For our community partners, we will also have provider resources.
As a part of this event, we are also coordinating a social media campaign to advocate for moms onCommunity Service Council’s Facebook page,and ourCSC Healthy Start Facebook page.Every share, like, comment and post counts to reach one more mom who may be suffering in silence. Support Making Over Motherhood by liking or sharing the posts as we work to reduce the stigma around postpartum depression and anxiety!
What: Making Over Motherhood: A CSC Awareness Event
Who: Everyone! This event is open to the community.
Social Media: Please share our Making Over Motherhood Blue Dot posts that will be available on ourCSC Healthy Start Facebook pageafter the event using the hashtags: #MaternalMentalHealthMatters #MaternalMentalHealth #RealMotherhood
DID YOU KNOW? The blue dot in our artwork is the national symbol for maternal mental health survivorship, support, and solidarity.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Ask her how she’s really feeling…
Increasing awareness around maternal mental health will drive social change with a goal toward improving the quality of care for women experiencing all types of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), and reducing the stigma of maternal mental illness.
We are encouraging mental health professionals, friends and relatives of new moms to ask her how she’s really feeling and encourage her to seek help.
Reassure her it is not her fault.
Tell her she is not alone.
Offer to help her find resources.
Offer to go to the doctor with her.
PMADs affect the entire family.We’re all in this together.