Sip & Shop for Mother’s Day
April 25 • 7 – 9 pm
2017 North Pollard Street, Arlington VA
Shop for gifts and cards for Mother’s Day, graduations, and other spring events; 10% of proceeds benefit PSVa.
BONUS: Fill out a postcard that evening with your Mother’s Day “wish list”. Company Flowers will send the postcard to your family. When they bring it in, your present will be gift-wrapped and 10% of proceeds will benefit PSVa.
Book Launch Party for The Unprotected
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Conference
April 28 • 1:15 – 4:30 pm
VCU School of Nursing
1100 East Leigh Street, Room 1011, Richmond VA
FREE! No registration required.
May 2 • 6 pm
107 Washington Street, Fredericksburg VA
Warrior Mom alum Emma Richter hosts this fun / fundraising event. Unleash your inner artist in a fun and social environment. Wine&Design provides everything. Just sign up, show up, sip up and paint! The design for the evening is this beautiful peacock
GiveChoose Fauquier / Loudoun
Give/Choose is a 24-hour online fundraising event to support nonprofit organizations operating in Loudoun and Northern Faquier Counties. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to give as much as possible to support local nonprofit organizations. Donate to PSVa .
Northern Virginia Maternal Mental Health Collaborative
May 3 • 7:30 – 9:00 pm
INOVA Women’s Hospital
3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church VA
Open to PMAD advocates, mental health professionals, and maternal-child healthcare providers interested in gathering for networking and professional development. RSVP to Mara Watts.
DIRECTIONS: Park in GREEN parking. Take walkway to the hospital. Turn right and take elevator to Floor 5.
May 13 • 9 am – 4 pm
PSVa’s workshop is geared for individuals interested in becoming social support group leaders and mental health providers interested in learning how to treat women experiencing PMADs. Learn more (and register) HERE.
Heroes For Moms Blood Drive and Maternal Health Event
May 13 • 10:30 am – 3 pm
Alexandria Beatley Library – 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria VA
Heroes for Moms is a blood drive and maternal health event focused on saving the lives of moms who need blood and supporting them through their motherhood journey. The event is organized by moms, who survived in part by blood transfusions after giving birth, and supported by local organizations advocating for maternal health education and awareness. Website
Maternal Mental Health Walk 2017
in April and May
The Maternal Mental Health Walk™ to March for Moms®
launches nationally in 2017 to raise funds and awareness for maternal mental health disorders. March for Moms® Maternal Mental Health Walks™ are held throughout the country at March of Dimes (MOD) walk locations, with the support of the March of Dimes national office. Website
MMH Advocacy Days
Join advocates and supporters from across the country to let Congress know that mothers matter and need support.
- May 17: Networking luncheon, afternoon hearing, evening reception
- May 18: Visit your elected officials to educate them about PMADs
Learn more and register HERE.
Richmond Event at Lewis Ginter
May 31 • 5:30 – 5:60 pm
Free Seminar: Learn about the symptoms of postpartum depression, how it can be treated and where to find support.
- Janet K Abraham, MSW
- Bushra M. Shah, MD
- Christine Isaacs, MD
- Fidelma Rigby, MD
Climb Out of the Darkness
Locations around the US
COTD is the world’s largest event raising awareness about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. COTD is held on or near the longest day of the year and features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery. Learn More
PSI 30th Annual Conference
July 14-15 • Philadelphia
The annual PSI conference provides an opportunity to meet, learn together, and share ideas with others involved in the field of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). The conference brings together medical and mental health providers, childbirth professionals, support and resource providers, caregivers, policy-makers, researchers, volunteers, families, and educators who want to improve their understanding of PMADs and improve their ability to serve pregnant, postpartum, and post pregnancy-loss families. More Information