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Mommy Connections and Postpartum Depression Awareness Ltd. form National Partnership - Media Release

posted Aug 28, 2013, 11:57 PM by Tascheleia Marangoni   [ updated Aug 28, 2013, 11:57 PM ]

Mommy Connections and Postpartum Depression Awareness Ltd. Form National Partnership
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For Immediate Release July 2013

Two Canadian organizations working to support Moms & Families have formed a National partnership this month in the hopes of reaching an even larger percentage of Canadians with their message of support. Mommy Connections is a company that provides educational and social connections for the modern family before baby and beyond. PPDA: Postpartum Depression Awareness Ltd. is a registered non-profit organization devoted to increasing awareness and resources for postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders, and helping individuals & families get the support they need. Together, these two organizations have the potential of reaching, supporting & educating a great many Canadian Families!

Mommy Connections:
Nearly 4000 Moms per year are being connected through Mommy Connections programs across Canada. Each week, Moms are provided with a unique learning opportunity as well as a fun way to bond with baby while meeting other Moms and babies in a social environment. During all three of our programs, Moms can demo the most popular classes in their community, learn from leading experts on all things Mom & baby, and simply get out and connect. Mommy Connections creates a supportive and non-judgemental community for all Moms!

PPDA: Postpartum Depression Awareness Project Ltd.
Is a registered non-profit organization with two very important goals:
To increase Awareness and Resources for Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders!

With each step PPDA is increasing Awareness! Throughout the year PPDA holds a variety of Awareness Events with the aim of Educating the public, including our annual January Awareness Month and annual 5km Walk in June!
PPDA has many Resource related projects in the works to support those affected by Perinatal Mood Disorders. Our biggest resource is an extensive website which lists a wide variety of resources available for Perinatal Mood Disorders across Western Canada. PPDA has also developed a comprehensive Support Group program!
Our Mandate is to fill the gap, and connect sufferers of perinatal mood disorders with service providers!

Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disorders affect approximately 15 - 30% of Moms within the first year 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's. Through Awareness and Education 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!

Read Mommy Connections Announcement: 
http://www.mommyconnections.ca/blog/2013/08/27/national-partnership-with-postpartum-depression-awareness-project/

For more information about Mommy Connections and Postpartum Depression Awareness Ltd.
please visit:
www.mommyconnections.ca
www.ppda.ca

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