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We can help moms who are struggling with postpartum emotional disorders
Depression and Anxiety are the most common complications of childbirth. They can happen in pregnancy, too.
You are not alone! Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), which include Postpartum Depression, affect 1 in 7 pregnant and new mothers.
Whether you are a mom who is struggling, a concerned friend or relative, or a health professional, we at Postpartum Health Alliance can offer you support and referrals to resources that can help.
If you are struggling or have questions, please call our warmline at 619-254-0023. Our trained volunteers can provide you with support and referrals.
Educational Luncheon with Reproductive Psychiatrist Dr. Leslie Westlund Craig
Preventing Postpartum Depression
April 10, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30pm
Postpartum depression and similar disorders can be prevented in at risk patients. When working with pregnant patients, Dr. Craig has made it a part of her routine to meet with the patient and her spouse or partner to discuss a number of prevention strategies, including medication, psychotherapic techniques and social supports. She has derived a checklist of the most relevant topics to be reviewed and will present those along with some clinical vignettes
1. Participants will be able to identify risk factors for postpartum depression.
2. Participants will be educated on medication strategies for the prevention of postpartum depression.
3. Participants will be able to understand how vital social support is in the treatment plan.
This course meets the qualifications of 1 hour of continuing education units for MFT's, LPCC's, LEP's and /or LCSW's as required by the Board of Behavioral Examiners.
PLEASE NOTE THAT EDUCATIONAL LUNCHEONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE FREE FOR OUR MEMBERS, HOWEVER NON-MEMBERS WILL NOW BE CHARGED $25 FOR THE TALK.
6TH ANNUAL INLAND EMPIRE PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE
MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH: ORIGINS AND IMPACT
April 16, 2015
8:30 am to 4:45 pm
- Wendy Saltzman, PhD, on “Women's Hormones and Their Effect on Mental Health in the Perinatal Period”
- Erin Murphy Barzilay, MD, on “Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy and Postpartum:Treatment Considerations”
- Caron Post, PhD, and Gabrielle Kaufman, LPCC, on “Parental Mental Health: It’s Impact on Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood Development”
- Panel Discussion on Professional Perspectives on Maternal Mental Health Assessment and Intervention
The Grove Community Church
19900 Grove Community Dr.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost!
This event is coordinated by Lisa Dryan, who is the Coordinator of the Inland Empire Maternal Mental Health Collaborative.
PPD Study Group
- Receive updated training on postpartum depression and related disorders
- Share information and resources with colleagues
- Participate in case consultation
- Discuss the latest books on postpartum depression and related disorders
Facilitator: Mary L. Obata, M.A., MFT
Attendance: Once a month on the fourth Friday of the month
Location: 5100 Marlborough Drive, Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92116
RSVP to: 619-220-4680
Postpartum Health Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about perinatal mood and anxiety symptoms and disorders and providing support and treatment referrals to women and their families.
Postpartum Health Alliance has been operating in San Diego since 1998. San Diego PHA was founded by Dr. Leslie W. Craig, Dr. Kelly Boyd-Bragadeste, Dr. Martha Diamond, Dr. Janet Jaffee, Dr. Adele Josepho, and Dr. Robert Hickman.