October 24, 2007

Blogging for Mother's Act!

Today is a pretty cool day. Women bloggers from around the country are writing today, October 24, to spread awareness of the Mother's Act that is currently before a senate committee. Nearly one million women in the U.S. will experience a postpartum mood disorder this year. And yet only a tiny percentage will actually receive the care they need to get better. The Mother's Act will address this issue by insuring that there will be much-needed screening, education, services and resources for new moms and their babies. If passed, there will be a tremendous impact in the lives of moms and their children -- countless families are now needlessly suffering from PPD and other disorders that are so preventable and treatable. It's a no-brainer. We just need to speak out and make sure the Mother's Act is passed.

The bill is currently with the Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee of the Senate. If the majority of the HELP Committee members endorse the MOTHERS Act, the bill will move forward for consideration by the Senate. Let's move it forward. Pick up your phone today and call your senator's office. It's that easy to help other women.

For more information and to learn how to contact your senator, go to Postpartum Support International.

6 comments:

Ruta Nonacs, MD said...

Thanks for taking the time to spread the word. The good news is that postpartum depression is treatable, and in some cases may even be prevented. The MOTHERS Act will help us to educate women, their families, and their caregivers so that women suffering from PPD can get the help they need and deserve.

Thanks for your help!

MGH Center for Women's Mental Health said...

Thanks for your support of the MOTHERS Act. Too often postpartum depression is a problem that goes unnoticed, and most women with PPD never receive any type of treatment. PPD is a treatable illness, and it is essential that we continue to educate ourselves and others about this important issue.

For more information on PPD, visit us at The MGH Center for Women's Mental Health

appy said...

How can you tell when your ppd is gone. I feel better. I have no anxiety and I sleep now. I just have this fear that it will come back.

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Kristin said...

Hi appy,

I really appreciate your comment and will address it in a post because I think you bring up such important feelings -- and I've totally been there.

Warm regards,
Kristin

Kristin said...

Thanks for your comment, Erica!

I'm not personally interested in this promotion, but I'd be happy to pass it along to other Phoenix area moms who might.

Best,
Kristin