May is Maternal Depression Awareness Month
Perinatal mood disorders are the most common complication of childbirth. 15-20% of new moms experience depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. The message to share with moms is that they are not alone and with help, they will get well. Join us in raising awareness.
Mother’s Oasis is our new Center for Perinatal Emotional Wellness. We support women who are pregnant and up to 18 months postpartum experiencing the challenges of adjustment, anxiety and depression often associated with motherhood. There are no fees. We are happy to serve mothers calling on their own behalf, and to assist with referrals from agencies and physicians.
We owe our ability to provide these resources to the generosity of CODAC Behavioral Health who has provided a place for our program, and to the many professionals and mothers who have ‘been there,’ and are volunteering their time and services to enable us to meet the needs of women through their dedication and expertise both promptly and at no cost.
Location: Serafina Women’s Services 502 N. Silverbell, Tucson
Phone: (520) 202-1987
See the Mother’s Oasis Website for more information about support groups, dance and other therapeutic activities.
Can you help?
Your time and/or resources are of value to the Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition. Mother’s Oasis is a program of the TPDC, a 501c3 charitable non-profit. There are currently no funding resources for the TPDC. If this area of women’s health is close to your heart, please consider a donation to the Coalition to help with the day to day costs of providing free services.
If you would like to volunteer time please let us know of your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 520.202.1987
Education and Community Awareness
The TPDC meets quarterly. There are no membership fees. Simply let us know if you’d like to be added to the email notification list. Each meeting offers an informative talk on a relevant topic about perinatal mood disorders, and the opportunity to share what your agency provides and learn about other support programs in Tucson.