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Climb Out of the Darkness® Walk – June 24th

Join Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition for a lighted, evening stroll at 7pm on Saturday June 24th as we participate in the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses.  Traditionally held on or near the longest day of the year to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, this event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails, representing their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of hope and recovery.  Children, strollers, and puppies are welcome.  Meet at Tucson Medical Center in the large parking lot off of Wyatt Drive and Glenn Avenue.  Registration is not required, but please share this link – all proceeds benefit Postpartum Support International.  CLICK HERE


Special Thanks

The Board of Directors of the TPDC wishes to extend its deep gratitude for the generous financial support of the Harriet Silverman Fund of the Women’s Foundation of Southern AZ.  The 2017 grant award will enable increased engagement with immigrant populations in the Tucson area and continued educational outreach in the community.

Raising awareness of postpartum depression on Mother’s Day

Tara Stanislav was interviewed on Fox 11 this past May to share the work and resources of our coalition.  You are not alone – at least 1 in 7 women in America are affected….maybe more.

 March for Moms

It was so nice to be with our team of supporters on Sunday April 30th at Reid Park for the March for Moms, alongside the March for Babies. This extraordinary event was put on by the March of Dimes. Thank you to 2020 Mom Project and the National Maternal Mental Health Coalition for creating this opportunity! To see more photos, please visit our Facebook page.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 11:45- 2:00 PM.  Hosted by Tucson Medical Center.

Creating Wellness

Creating Wellness flyer - 2017Life as a parent can be rough. From eating healthy food, to getting enough sleep or exercise, or communicating your own needs – how will you find enough time to balance and nurture yourself?

Join us for this interactive workshop where we explore and learn from one another. The workshop is facilitated by a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and a licensed medical social worker who also has extensive training in integrative medicine. Pregnant people, parents-to-be, parents, members of your support team, and babies-in-arms are all welcome. Registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are always welcome. Click on the flyer for registration information or call (520) 891-5417.

Looking for our brochure?

TPDC provides at no cost, a brochure about Perinatal Mood Disorders that includes helpful information about self-identification and local resources.  This brochure is available to download here: English/Spanish.

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Check out our page to find out about upcoming events – Just CLICK HERE.  If you prefer, we also  have a Spanish  version, too! (Click here for the Spanish version)

Image result for nurse familyHOME VISITORS can help first time moms!  Nurse Family Partnership is a free and voluntary support program.  If you or someone you know is less than 28 weeks pregnant, you may be eligible.  Call 520-724-9721 or click here for a referral form.


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