is a registered Non-profit Organization devoted to increasing AWARENESS& RESOURCES for Perinatal Mood Disorders and helping individuals & families get the support they need!
Through Awareness we can change the stigma attached to postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. Through Education we can begin to make things just a little bit easier for expecting Moms, new Moms, Dads & families to find the support they need from family, friends and healthcare providers.
Every January PPDA brings much needed attention to Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders through our Awareness Month. Throughout the year PPDA holds a variety of Awareness Events to help educate the public!
Our mandate is to fill the gap, and connect sufferers of perinatal mood disorders with service providers! We will help you find the resources you need!
PPDA has many Resource related projects in the works to help support individuals & families dealing with Perinatal Mood Disorders. Our biggest resource is this comprehensive website which boasts a huge database of resources available for perinatal mood disorders across Western Canada! PPDA also provides support groups in some cities.
Postpartum Depression and other Perinatal Mood Disorders affect approximately 15% of Moms within the first few years of giving birth. It is believed that this statistic is in fact much higher as so many Moms do not come forward. The majority of these Moms do not get help for a variety of reasons: either they go undiagnosed, are unable to find help or never come forward because of the stigma attached to PPD & PMD.
Through Awareness and Resources we can change this stigma and make it easier to find help. Canadian Moms are raising our next generation and their mental health is of top priority!