Climb 2021 is a virtual event to raise awareness and funds for PSI.
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The Climb Out of the Darkness the world's largest event raising funds and awareness for the mental health of new families operated by Postpartum Support International. The Climb is a community walk and international fundraiser for survivors, providers, and members of the community to come together.
Raising awareness for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, The Climb brings our community together to shine a light on a darkness we often don't speak about. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth.
We share stories of hope and celebrate recovery as we gather together to raise money, raise awareness and give a voice to those who no longer have one and walk together to symbolize our 'Climb' Out of the Darkness.
We provide direct peer support to families, train professionals, and provide a bridge to connect them.
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.
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!