This online course covers the signs, symptoms and screening tools for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD). PMAD is a set of mood and anxiety disorders that can begin anytime during pregnancy or during the first year postpartum. Home visitors will learn the signs and symptoms as well as the risk factors for PMADs including medical risks, social stressors and high-stress parenting situations. The training includes how to screen using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). Detailed information is provided on best practices for support, education and referral in both emergency and non-emergency situations. In addition to understanding the types of PMAD and prevention techniques, home visitors are reminded of the value of self-care and supervisory support.
You can register online by clicking here. You will first need to create an account (located in the upper right hand corder of the website). Once you have your account, choose 'perinatal mood and anxiety disorders' course.
Parenting classes are facilitated by specially trained perinatal coaches at The Pregnancy Care Center of Gilbert.
Classes are held each Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 with time to browse the Boutique. Mom's, dad's and support people welcome.
Pregnancy Care Centers of Chandler and Gilbert
894 E. Warner RD. Ste. 103
Gilbert, AZ 85296
The State of Arizona has proclaimed Wednesday, May 2, 2018 as Maternal Mental Health Day!!
Both Maricopa and Tucson will host events in honor of this event to bring visibility to this problem as we continue to combat the social stigma around mental health. Our goal is to educate the community and our families about the current burden of disease as well as discuss various community resources.
Hosted by Women's Health Innovations of Arizona
Join us 11-2 at the Heritage Center
98 N Oak St, Gilbert, AZ 85233
Hosted by Banner UMC Behavioral Health-South Campus
Join us beginning at noon in room 1233 in the Behavioral Health Pavillian.
Both locations will host many guest speakers and provide a network of experts in the field. Light refreshments will be provided.
Join us November 3, 2018 at the annual Walk.
Climb out of the Darkness is is committed to bring people together, united, to honor the struggle to overcome PMADs. We promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. We support moms & dads, community programs and healthcare providers.
Seventy five percent of your donation will support Women's Health Innovations of Arizona and it's programs, the remaining twenty five percent will go to support Postpartum Support International, the nonprofit that owns and operates the Climb Out of the Darkness program.
Register to Walk and start fundraising today!
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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with PSI-AZ. Our organization is made up of volunteers and we'd love to have you.
We value your time and energy and would like to get some initial information from you to see where you may fit best within our organization.
Please fill out the volunteer form located here. Once you submit, our committee lead will be in touch with you. We thank you in advance for your interest. We look forward to meeting with you.
Please consider sponsoring a new volunteer for any of our upcoming traning sessions. Our volunteers keep this organization running. We appreciate your support!