A number of Manitoba mental health agencies are coming together to present a seminar tonight on postpartum depression.
The presentation, called "Understanding Early Warning Signs and How Family and Friends can be Supportive" is tonight (Sept. 18) from 7 to 9 p.m. at McNally Robinson Booksellers (1120 Grant Ave.).
The presentation is sponsored by The Canadian Mental Health Association (Winnipeg and Manitoba divisions), The Manitoba Psychological Society, and the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society.
Dr. Carrie Lionberg, assistant professor and clinical health psychologist at the University of Manitoba, will be presenting information on the early warning signs and symptoms of postpartum depression and anxiety.
Following the presentation, a panel including Lionberg, Laurie McPherson, mental health promotion co-ordinator for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Jody Thomson, mothers program team leader at the Women’s Health Clinic, and Nicole Gamble, registered nurse, postpartum survivor and support group facilitator at the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba.
A substantial number of women may not experience the ideal notion of motherhood and instead find themselves challenged by depressed and anxious moods, problems coping with the demands of daily tasks, and in some instances may be struggling with frightening thoughts and experiences about themselves and/or their children, according to a release.
The cost to attend the presentation is $10 and pre-registration is required. To register, visit McNally Robinson Booksellers or contact the business by phone at 204-475-0483, by fax at 204-475-0325, or online at mcnallyrobinson.com.