PMDA: Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness Ltd. Is a registered Non-profit Organization devoted to increasing AWARENESS & RESOURCES for Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders across Canada, and helping individuals & families get the support they need! Increasing Awareness & Understanding. Connecting Canadians to Resources & Support! AWARENESS Through Awareness we can change the stigma attached to postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. Through Education we can begin to make things a little bit easier for expecting Moms, new Moms, Dads & families in finding the support they need from healthcare providers and family & friends. Every January PMDA brings much needed attention to Postpartum Depression & Perinatal Mood Disorders through our Awareness Month. Throughout the year PMDA holds a variety of Awareness Events to help Educate the public! RESOURCES Our mandate is to fill the gap, and connect sufferers of perinatal mood disorders with service providers! We will help you find the resources you need! PMDA has many Resource related projects in the works to help support individuals & families affected by Perinatal Mood Disorders. Our biggest resource is an extensive website which boasts a large database of resources available for perinatal mood disorders across Canada! www.pmda.ca PMDA also has developed a comprehensive Support Group program! MORE INFORMATION Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disorders affect approximately 15 - 30% of Moms within the first few years of giving birth. It is believed that this statistic is in fact much higher as so many Moms do not come forward. The majority of these Moms do not get help for a variety of reasons: either they go undiagnosed, are unable to find help, or never come forward because of the stigma attached to PPD & PMD. Through Awareness and Resources we can change this stigma and make it easier to find help. Canadian Moms are raising our next generation and their mental health is of top priority!
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