Melanie Blocker Stokes Mothers Act needs YOUR support!
Posted Mar 30 2009 4:32pm
Susan Stone, former president of Postpartum Support International, is spearheading the nationwide effort to get the Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act passed by the US Congress. This bill supports increased research into the causes and treatments of postpartum depression, as well as funding for better services for women. It is already endorsed nationally by NOW, the March of Dimes, ACOG, AWHONN, NASW, Mental Health America, the American Psychiatric Association, and many other well-respected organizations. To read the bill, click here: http://www.perinatalpro.com/ppdlegislation/billlanguage.html
Susan needs more endorsers from the state of Georgia. I have already endorsed this bill, as has the Georgia Postpartum Support Network. If you are interested in lending your name to the list of supporters from our state, please email Susan at email@example.com with the following information:
If an organization: Send your name and permission from Executive Director... need name of organization and contact person.
If an individual: Send your name, any credentials (if any, such as MD, LCSW, RN, etc.), title if you'd like, and state.