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PPPAD 2024 Ambassador Checklist

Thank you for your interest in supporting our PPP survivor-led effort! Through the power of our survivor community and allies, this day can have a vast reach and make a significant impact. Here are some helpful ways to support our work, and to spread our message as far as possible.

Stay Informed

  • Sign up for our mailing list:
    https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/peV9Kt6/pppad
  • Refer to Linktr.ee to see the latest links we’ve been sharing from social media:
    https://linktr.ee/pppawarenessday
  • Invite contacts to like/follow our social media profiles
  • Follow PPP-related hashtags so that posts from accounts you don’t follow will be included in your feed. Direct others to @pppawarenessday as a resource or connect with other survivors in the comments of posts and invite them to follow our account. #postpartumpsychosis #pppawareness #myPPPstory #pppawarenessday #pppsurvivor #perinatalpsychosis #pppad2024 #CareNotRare
  • Change your profile pic on Facebook to include our Canva Profile Frame
  • Instagram  
  • LinkedIn
    • Like, comment on, and share posts from PPPAD
    • Add PPPAD to the “Volunteering” section of your profile.
  • Contact local media outlets, podcasters, newspapers, and magazines to request an opportunity to share your story and information about PPP Awareness Day. 
  • Many billboard companies may donate unused electronic billboard space to PPP Awareness during the first week of May to help us raise awareness. You can send a billboard request template to billboard companies in your area to request electronic billboard space. Email a photo of the billboard to info@cherishedmom.org, and we’ll share some of the pictures on our social media channels. 

Bridge/Monument lighting events Want to participate in a unique awareness event? We invite volunteers to light up a building or monument purple for PPP awareness in your community! Here’s a lighting request template you can use. Download to customize!

  • Ask your local or regional government to issue a proclamation recognizing May 3, 2024, as PPP Awareness Day on behalf of Cherished Mom. Here’s a proclamation request template you can use. Send us a photo of yourself or your family holding up the proclamation, and we’ll share some of the pictures on our social media channels in May (email photos to info@cherishedmom.org). Ask your elected officials to tweet about the proclamation too!
  • Write a letter to your elected officials. Be sure to let them know you are a constituent and explain why this is important to you. 

Find Your Senator, Find Your Representative

  • Mention a few Facts and Key Points about PPP in your letter 
    • PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS ARE TEMPORARY AND TREATABLE BUT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE HELP
    • Treatment for PPP almost always includes a combination of Hospitalization, Medication, and Therapy.
    • Pregnancy and postpartum psychosis (PPP) are medical emergencies, with the mother needing immediate medical care, including thorough assessment, intervention, and treatment.
    • Find a list of intensive treatment programs at bit.ly/PPPtreat1
    • PPP impacts an estimated 1-2 women per 1,000 births.
    • The onset of psychosis is usually sudden, often within the first 2-3 weeks following childbirth. 
    • Psychosis can also occur during pregnancy and immediately following childbirth.
    •  A woman is 23 times more likely to experience psychosis in the month following childbirth than at any other point in her life.
    • The most significant risk factors for PPP are personal or family history of bipolar disorder or a previous psychotic episode. However, up to 50% of those who experience PPP have no personal or family history of mental illness. This means it can happen to anyone.
    •  There is an estimated 4% infanticide risk and 5% suicide risk associated with PPP.