Shining the Light on Perinatal Mood Disorders

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Do you know what the number one complication after childbirth is for one-in-seven women? 

It’s postpartum depression…  and it does not discriminate.

You may remember,  actress Brooke Shields suffered from it years ago. More recently, model Chrissy Teigen said, in an interview with Glamour magazine, that she suffered from postpartum depression.

But the issues surrounding perinatal mood disorders can include anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF SELF-IDENTIFIED PROVIDERS FOR PERINATAL MOOD DISORDER CARE, ETC. IN THE AUGUSTA AREA.

Jodi Hudgins, MSN, RN, is the Coordinator of Education and Networking for Enterprise Community Healthy Start.  She and nursing student Gabrielle Taormina are involved in the local of Postpartum Support International.

They, along with members from around the world, are shining the light on pregnancy related mental health issues on Saturday, June 23rd, with an event called Climb Out of the Darkness.

Hudgins explains there are limited resources in our area to provide support or treatment to these women.

“Our main goal this year is to get the word out, engage the community to participate and raise awareness.”

CLICK HERE FOR PROVIDERS IN AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM.

The Climb Out of the Darkness fundraising takes place from 9am – Noon Saturday (6/23) at Pendleton King Park in Augusta. Click here to join the team online.

There are no walk entry fees and donations optional. funds raised will go directly to the Postpartum Support International – GA Chapter...  to continue providing support, educational materials, and trainings to mothers, fathers, families and providers in Georgia.

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