Friday, May 26, 2006

Books

This isn’t What I Expected: Recognizing and Recovering from Depression and Anxiety After Childbirth
by Karen R. Kleiman (1994)

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
by Shoshana S. Bennett, Pec Indman (2003)

Postpartum Survival Guide
by Ann Dunnewold and Diane G. Sanford, Paperback (1994)

Mothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings and Needs After Childbirth. A support and Resource Guide
by Sally Placksin (Revised 2000)

Postpartum Depression: Every Woman's Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
by Sharon L. Roan (1997)

Conquering Postpartum Depression: A Proven Plan for Recovery
by Ronald Rosenberg MD, Deborah Greening MD, James Windell (2003)

The Mother-to-Mother Pospartum Depression Support Book
by Sandra Poulin (2006)

When Words Are Not Enough : The Women's Prescription for Depression and Anxiety
by Valerie Davis Raskin (1997)

Laughter and Tears : The Emotional Life of New Mothers
by Elisabeth Bing and Libby Coleman, Ph.D. (1997)

Overcoming Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
by Linda Sebastian (1998)

How You Can Survive When They're Depressed: Living and Coping With Depression Fallout
by Anne Sheffield (1999)

What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression
by Karen Kleiman (2005)

Sleepless Days : One Woman's Journey Through Postpartum Depression
by Susan Kushner Resnick (2000)

Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depressionby Brooke Shields (2005)

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Who We Are

Brooklyn PPD Support was started in 2006 by Molly Peryer and Chris Lindsay-Abaire, two moms of young boys who each struggled with Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety. Between them, they experienced insomnia, loss of appetite, nervousness/hypervigilance about their babies, suicidal thoughts, escape fantasies, feelings of worthlessness, anger, guilt, hopelessness, agitation, inability to concentrate, joylessness and other symptoms associated with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). They both made full recoveries.

In Spring of 2014, Brooklyn PPD Support was joined by Melissa Paschke, LCSW. Her intention was to bring a new voice, experience and professional model to the peer support group. Melissa is an LCSW who has been practicing medical social work since 1994. She is also a mother of two boys and a certified yoga instructor. Melissa also offers individual, partner and group counseling, crisis intervention, family support, health and wellness counseling, and yoga for the pre-natal and postpartum mother. Please reach out to Melissa directly for inquiries about individual treatment. Melissa is a graduate of Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work and holds advanced clinical training certificates from the NYU Silver School of Social Work and Seleni Institute.

Please contact Melissa for information about group participation or individual therapy.

See Melissa on Psychology Today: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_detail.php?profid=293007&search=11231&ref=10&sid=1492869015.7836_3799&zipcode=11231&tr=ResultsName
What We Do

If you are a pregnant or post-partum woman experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis and/or other mood challenges, you are welcome to join our group. We advise that you also reach out to your medical provider to receive treatment for these mental illnesses. Group can also be used as an adjunct to any private psychotherapy you may be receiving or you may inquire about private therapy with Melissa Paschke in addition to Brooklyn PPD Support Group. The group meets twice monthly, and babies are welcome to join us. There is a suggested fee of $35 to attend. It is our wish to remove as many barriers to treatment as possible, so if childcare or added financial burdens are preventing you from joining, please reach out to Melissa. You are encouraged to attend as many meetings as you wish. Please understand that this is a closed group; only women experiencing symptoms of a perinatal mood disorder will be allowed to participate. Graduate students, researchers and well-meaning friends and partners may not sit in on meetings.

Emotional support from empathic listeners is one key part of expediting a woman's recovery from PMADs. Ours is a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental environment where women can share their experiences. Women in all stages of illness and recovery are welcome. Even if you aren't sure or formally diagnosed with a PMAD, you are welcome. We are here to share, witness and validate each others experiences. We can also facilitate referrals for any additional treatment or supportive services that may be needed.

For more information about the symptoms of and recovery from PMAD please see our section titled "Helpful Websites". We are growing this site and will be adding more educational information, strategies for recovery, and resources for partners, family and friends in the near future.

Postpartum Support International's Universal Message:

You are not alone
This is not your fault
You will feel better