HOW WE STARTED
PPP (Pregnancy and Postpartum) Psychosis Awareness Day was launched by survivors on May 7th, 2021 in an effort to raise awareness about the most devastating of perinatal mental health disorders. We are determined to continue to share, remember, honor and raise awareness for this distinct and traumatizing disease on May 6th, 2022 and every year and every day.
On behalf of pregnancy and postpartum psychosis (PPP) survivors, Cherished Mom, the Postpartum Psychosis Taskforce of Postpartum Support International, and other like-minded organizations, we ask for your support to declare the first Friday in May as PPP Awareness Day.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT
THis devastating illness can strike ANY woman during or after pregnancy. 1 to 2 out of every 1,000 women develop this illness in the first three months postpartum. It is always considered a medical emergency.
The symptoms of this disorder may cause women to harm themselves or others, although most do not. Experts have estimated that
there is a 5% chance of suicide and a 4% chance of infanticide.
Because onset is generally rapid and often unexpected, the best protection against the trauma and tragedy this illness can cause
comes from awareness.
With your support, we can continue to increase public awareness of Pregnancy & Postpartum Psychosis (PPP) and prevent tragedies. We ask you and/or your organization to join us in support of PPP Awareness Day on May 6th, 2022.
Thank you for your interest in PPP Awareness Day. If you have questions or comments, please fill out the form below. We will contact you as quickly as possible.