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  • <span>You are not</span>  alone

    You are not alone

  • <span>PMAD affects 1 in 7</span>  pregnant &amp; new mothers

    PMAD affects 1 in 7 pregnant & new mothers

  • <span>Postpartum Health Alliance</span>  can help

    Postpartum Health Alliance can help

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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.

    If you need immediate support please call the San Diego Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. The toll-free call is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

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Upcoming Events

  • 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

    Objectives:

    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.

    For questions or to RSVP, please email PHA Education Chair, Yvonne Rothermel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    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

    Speakers include:

    • 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.
    Riverside 92508
    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

    Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

    Cost: Free

    Location: 5100 Marlborough Drive, Suite 208, San Diego, CA 92116

    RSVP to: 619-220-4680 

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Welcome message

Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

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  • TheBlueDotProject

    What is TheBlueDotProject?

    A mom, a reproductive psychiatrist and a volunteer with Postpartum Health Alliance came together to create TheBlueDotProject. Receiving a generous grant from the Mason Hirst Foundation, the Project intends to change the face of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by taking away the stigma and raising awareness.

    Very often, when a mom is suffering from these symptoms, it can be very isolating. Reaching out for support or talking to others isn’t always easy while feeling this way. Yet, life goes on; there are errands to run and children to drop off and pick up. The hope is that these BlueDots on your car’s bumper will give them hope that they will get better. Commute by subway? Put it on your laptop. Spread the word: we are everywhere. Let her know she’s not alone.

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Disclaimer

  • Information on this Web site is intended only to increase knowledge on perinatal (during pregnancy and after childbirth) mood disorders. We do not intend to offer medical advice or treatment of any kind. The tools we offer, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, are intended as tools only, the results of which should be confirmed by a qualified healthcare professional. This information is not a replacement for diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. PHA cannot be responsible for actions taken without professional medical guidance.