20

MAR

Henry Mayo WIll Screen Film About Maternal Mental Health

Having a baby is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. But what if it’s not? Each year, 1.3 million women in the U. S. struggle to find support and treatment for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.

 

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will be hosting a special screening of Dark Side of the Full Moon, a documentary film about maternal mental health disorders including postpartum depression, on Thursday, April 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Henry Mayo Center, Rooms 4-7, 23803 McBean Parkway, Valencia. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

 

One in seven women will experience a pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder, and one in one thousand will suffer from postpartum psychosis.  However, it is the one condition during pregnancy and postpartum that is most often under-diagnosed by care providers. With the help of Dr. Shoshana Bennett, Executive Producer, Jennifer Silliman and Maureen Fura, both with firsthand knowledge of this challenge, produced this documentary film.

 

Admission and parking are free and refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required. Please RSVP by April 20 to avedikias@henrymayo.com or call 661.200.1311. Seating is limited.