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May

Community Garden Site Cleanup

May 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Thanks to the HAS Transitional Housing and Residence programs, to Bradburne, Briller, & Johnson, and to all the community members who helped prepare our new community garden at our first site cleanup day Saturday.  The site will soon feature vegetable and flower gardens, recreational space, and more!  In addition to fresh, quality food and neighborhood … [Read More…]

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Feb

HAS Partner Abuse Intervention Program featured in HOY

February 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment

HAS’s Partner Abuse Intervention Program (PAIP) and one of our PAIP participants were recently profiled in Hoy newspaper.  Read the stories here: http://www.vivelohoy.com/noticias/8320764/a-morning-in-domestic-abuser-therapy  http://www.vivelohoy.com/noticias/8313629/the-slow-path-to-change-for-jimmy-lituma   

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Jun

Youth Prevention Program’s Anti-Substance Abuse Training for Parents Featured in The Gate

June 6, 2012

The Youth Prevention Program’s work with Hedges Elementary School and the Peace and Education Coalition to prevent youth substance abuse was recently profiled in The Gate newspaper.  Program staff work with parents in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, helping them develop strategies for talking with their kids about drugs and alcohol and preventing their … [Read More…]

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May

Marie M., Postpartum Depression

May 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Marie M. spent the first months of her daughter’s life keeping a debilitating secret. From the outside, she appeared to be a confident young wife and mother, going about her busy life with her characteristic energy and organization: Marie was used to setting and meeting ambitious goals. At nineteen years old, Marie had emigrated from … [Read More…]

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Apr

4/9/2012 – Treating Moms Well!

April 9, 2012

As you may know, May is Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness month in the state of Illinois. In honor of this important month and the Mothers we serve, the Postpartum Depression Program at Healthcare Alternative Systems is gearing up for our Fifth Annual Treating Moms Well luncheon, on Friday, May 11th 2012. Every year, our program hosts an exciting fundraiser to generate … [Read More…]

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Mar

3/2/12-How can Postpartum Depression Therapy help Me?

March 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

I have no doubt in my mind that this is the question that every woman asks herself before, during, and after her first trip to our offices. I see the look of apprehension on the face of many women as they sit down across from me for the very first time. Sometimes they even come right out … [Read More…]

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Mar

3/1/12-How Stigma Hurts Us

March 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

A quilt including names of women, children, and family members who lost their lives due to postpartum psychosis, made and donated to Postpartum Support International There is only one thing I follow more closely than articles that relate to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), and that is the comment section that follows these articles. As I … [Read More…]

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Jan

1/30/12 – Do Stay-at-Home Moms have a Job?

January 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Blog Home Last week my colleage Marisol and I attended a two day training called Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care. The training was led by four professionals including  Birdie Gunyon Meyer and Pec Indman, whom are both well-established experts in the field, and who are also on the Board of Directors at  Postpartum Support International. During … [Read More…]

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Jan

1/12/2012 – Study: 30 Percent of Latinas suffer from Perinatal Depression

January 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Blog Home In 2009, Postpartum Support International conducted a study that examined the incidence of Perinatal Mood Disorders among Latina women. The study found that around 32% of pregnant Latinas experience depressive symptoms congruent with PPMD, while 36% of pregnant Mexican females experience PPMD symptoms. This shocking number is nearly double the percentage of the general … [Read More…]

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Dec

12/15/2011 – PPD Program Holiday Pictures are on Facebook

December 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Pictures from the Postpartum Depression Program’s 2011 holiday party are now on Facebook. The PPD program held two events, one each for participants on the north and south sides of the city. The parties featured refreshments, games and prizes, and a visit from Santa.  PPD Program staff also provided presents (Christmas decorations and bath and … [Read More…]