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.
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
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.
Many thanks to the Junior Women’s Club of Williamsburg for awarding a grant in May 2018 to PSVa to provide supplies for our support group leaders in Williamsburg. PSVa leads two support groups in Williamsburg:
I recently went to see the movie Tully with friends Benta Sims (PSVa Board member) and Lydia Anderson (PSVa volunteer) and wanted to share a few thoughts. Is Tully a comedy? No, in no way is Tully a comedy. While there are moments that make the viewer laugh, Tully is...
The way we (don’t) talk about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders is so unfair to women experiencing them. Generally speaking, we take a hands-off approach, not talking about these issues even though they are the MOST COMMON complication of pregnancy and...
“Breast is best” is a nice slogan with a catchy rhyme and good cadence. Fortunately, many new mothers and their babies find that breastfeeding is easy and natural. However, some women find breastfeeding to be difficult, painful, or unpleasant.
Sleep is one of the most important, least expensive, most effective aspects of recovery from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. In general, most healthy adults need 7-9 hours of sleep to function at their best. Sleep occurs in phases, and interruptions to the...
Every once in a while, I see a greeting card that sums up a sentiment perfectly. Here’s one that I’ve had hanging on my bulletin board for several years. I smile every time I look at it. What makes it so “perfect”? First, it is short and sweet.
Adrienne Griffen, PSVa Executive Director, saw the movie Tully on opening night with Benta Sims (PSVa Board member) and Lydia Anderson (PSVa volunteer). Adrienne shares some of their thoughts about the movie... Is Tully a comedy? No, in no way is Tully a comedy. While...
The CFC is a 56-year Federal workplace giving tradition that has helped federal employees -- both civilian and military -- to donate more than $8 billion to charitable organizations. Donate HERE. PSVa’s CFC number is 55119.
Congratulations to PSVa’s Executive Director, Adrienne Griffen, on her selection as
Peer Specialist of the Year by the National Council for Behavioral Health!