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2024 PPPAD Theme: Community

As the PPP Awareness Day team began to plan events for 2024, an overarching theme of “community” was still needed. We understand the powerful impact of connecting with other survivors in our own lives, and in our fourth year, we wanted to continue that impact into this event.

On behalf of our whole team of volunteers, we hope to see you soon! 

2024 PPPAD Events:

Bridge lighting in honor of PPP Awareness!

On May 7th, 2022, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will light the Sakonnet River Bridge purple on the evening of May 5th in recognition of Pregnancy and Postpartum Psychosis (PPP) Awareness Day. The Sakonnet River Bridge is positioned between Tiverton and Portsmouth, RI. We thank these community partners for joining us in raising awareness. Awareness saves lives!

Nourish With Elise Fundraiser

This virtual event May 10th, 2024 is hosted by Nourish With Elise and Haven Womens Health and Birth Center in Cary, NC.

 

Stay tuned for details!

 

Breaking the Silence: Understanding and Supporting Perinatal Psychosis

Help us unite as a community by joining us LIVE and learning more about Perinatal Psychosis, how to recognize it, and provide support to moms and families going through Pregnancy or Postpartum Psychosis. 

The intended audience for these gatherings includes:

  • Individuals wanting to LEARN more about Perinatal Psychosis.
  • Those who are pregnant or postpartum and wish to be best prepared.
  • Those with a loved one who is expecting or recently delivered to understand how to recognize and provide support.

Please join us on May 3, 2024, at 2 pm EST.

💜Register today for free, donations appreciated!

 

Virtual Story Share with The Moth

A Moth Story Slam is a community-focused, open-mic storytelling event in which individuals with lived experience share a five-minute story about their journey with Pregnancy & Postpartum Psychosis.
After the amazing success of this event for the last 2 years, we are again partnering with @mothstories to bring you a live Virtual Story Slam on Friday, May 3, at 5 pm EST. We hope you will join us for this special event.
💜Register today for free, donations appreciated!
*This event will be captioned in Spanish; hosts and storytellers will speak English.

Recognizing and Understanding Perinatal Psychosis

During this one-hour presentation, we will cover the prevalence of PPP, known risk factors, and prevention strategies. You will learn about the signs and symptoms of PPP, how to screen at-risk perinatal patients, and treatment options.

This event is intended for 

  • Healthcare providers
  • Mental health clinicians
  • First responders
  • Mental health advocates
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • ER Staff

💜Register for free, donations appreciated!

Become a PPP Ambassador

Becoming a PPP Ambassador holds immense significance for individuals with lived experience of Postpartum Psychosis (PPP) and healthcare professionals. Those with lived experience bring a unique perspective and firsthand understanding of the challenges and impact of PPP, allowing them to advocate for improved support, resources, and awareness. By sharing their stories and insights, they can offer hope, encouragement, and valuable guidance to others affected by PPP. On the other hand, healthcare professionals, as PPP Ambassadors, play a crucial role in raising awareness, providing education, and advocating for better mental health care for perinatal individuals. Their expertise and influence can help shape policies, enhance clinical practices, and foster a more supportive environment for PPP survivors. Together, as PPP Ambassadors, individuals with lived experience and healthcare professionals can drive positive change, break the stigma surrounding PPP, and ultimately save lives.