Join us for an evening of wine, cheese, and a special screening of the documentary Dark Side of the Full Moon, featuring producer Jennifer Silliman and Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Executive Director Michelle Gonzalez.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies is a current JWF grantee partner working to improve maternal mental health services for women in Palm Beach County.
Screening is sponsored by The Children's Council and Appalachian State University's Counseling and Psychological Services.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support new maternal mental health programs by the Children's Council, including a PMAD support group.
Q and A following film.
With opening remarks by Dr. Jill Bowen, Senior Advisor for Mental Health Initiatives for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, this documentary delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health in the U.S. Through the stories of women who suffer from perinatal mood disorders, the film reveals disconnections within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat the 1.3 million mothers affected each year. The film highlights peer-to-peer support groups, relevant policy, research, and treatment and tells the story through interviews with survivors, family members, therapists, psychologists, doctors, scientists, nurses, midwives, researchers, lawyers and scholars.
Following the screening, a panel moderated by Dr. Deborah Kaplan, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, including New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Ranking Member of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee; Sonia Murdock, Executive Director of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York; and Alicia James, President and Founder of the PAM Project, will address the need for greater education, screening and treatment options for low-income and immigrant communities in the city.
Please join us for a screening of The Dark Side of the Full Moon, a movie that "delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health in the U.S. It will uncover the disconnect within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat the 1.3 million mothers affected each year, giving a face and voice to the countless women who have suffered in silence."
Friday, May 20th, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm
After the viewing a discussion will be led by Perinatal Support Washington's Program Manager, Mia Edidin, MSW, LCSW.
2 CEU's available from Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work for LMHC, LICSW, LMFTs.(cost is $15)
Suggested fee of $10-15 for those not interested in CEU's
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie will start at 7pm followed by a discussion.