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The Things I Carry

I’ve thought a lot about what I carry with me since my battle with postpartum mental illness. My journey was long and my symptoms ranged from detachment to suicidality to crippling anxiety to insomnia to hallucinations and beyond.

Chloe Deslauries: A Personal Story

I recall feeling so alone, afraid, ashamed, depressed, and anxious. This place of darkness scared me but it was also the place where God met me. I am embracing my life and sharing my story of hope.

Postpartum Graduate

A graduation of sorts…except there’s no diploma just a toddler. A walking, shrieking, joyful, maniac of a toddler. The diploma is easier…

PSVa Wins Community Solutions Innovation Award

Postpartum Support Virginia has been awarded the 2018 Maternal Mental Health Community Solutions Innovation Award by the 2020Mom Project and Marce of North America (MONA).  The award was made in partnership with Postpartum Support International (PSI) and...

Clinical Trials

Two companies are testing medications specifically designed to treat postpartum depression (PPD). The new medications are progesterone compounds in both IV (infusion) and tablet (oral) forms. Patients in the trials are often experiencing symptom relief within a few days.

Navigating Tricare

TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families around the world. Unfortunately, not many mental health providers accept TRICARE, making it tough for moms with PMADs to get individual counseling.

Self-Care and Self Kindness

New mothers need to recover from the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. While some women bounce right back, most new mothers are exhausted and overwhelmed, struggling to gain some control over their body and their baby.

Expanding Services

Through partnerships with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and UVA Medical Center, PSVa is now offering two support groups in Charlottesville to help pregnant and new mothers overcome anxiety, depression, and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Screening

Today (May 30, 2018) the American Cancer Society recommended new guidelines for screening for colon cancer, which comes after research showed that adults younger than 50 were experiencing increasing rates of colon and rectal cancer.

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