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2ND ANNUAL WALK FOR MOMS

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MAY 1 - MAY 31, 2022

With Maternal Mental Health conditions and consequences continuing to rise, we are inviting you to join our

2nd Annual Walk for Moms and help us break the stigma and raise awareness in the community!

“Walk For Moms” is our annual Maternal Mental Health Awareness and fundraising campaign: it's a movement that unites advocates of all ages, races, and backgrounds, and raises critical funds to support perinatal families; it opens the door for all mothers and birthing people to have access to free perinatal mental health peer support services; it gives opportunity to pregnant people to prevent postpartum depression; it gives free diapers and baby supplies to local children in need; it raises awareness about Maternal Mental Health and shines a light on a struggles that many parents don’t speak about.

 Now more than ever we need to get together and show our support for mothers, fathers and their children. 

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IMPORTANT DATES 

May 1st – Walk for Moms begins; Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month begins

May 2nd – Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week starts 

May 4th – World Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day

May 6th – PPSC’s 3rd Anniversary, Postpartum Psychosis Awareness Day

May 8th – Mother’s Day, Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week ends

May 31st – Walk for Moms ends

REGISTER FOR A WALK AND RECEIVE FREE "WALK FOR MOMS" STICKERS AND WIN COOL PRIZES


Create your personal Walk for Moms Fundraising Page  - You can create individual or team pages and set your own goals to support Walk for Moms. We encourage walkers to set an individual fundraising goal of $250 or team goal of $1,000 or more.

If you are not able to donate, please still consider participating to help us raise awareness! 
 

All participants who register before May 15, 2022, will receive free “WALK FOR MOMS” stickers and have a chance to win cool prizes. Get creative because the awards will be based on creativity and involvement: 

  • Most creative photo/video from your walk

  • Team Lead/Individual that raises most funds

  • An individual that recruits most walkers/participants

  • An individual with most tags #walkformoms and @postpartumsupportcenter with awareness social media posts 

THANK YOU for joining us and helping parents’ voices to be heard! We are proud to #walk4moms with you.

IMPORTANT FACTS 

  • MMH conditions have TRIPLED during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 800,000 women diagnosed each year in the U.S. 

  • 1 in 5 pregnant and new mothers are diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder.

  • 1 in 3 low-income and women of color suffers from MMH disorders.

  • 75% of women who experience MMH symptoms go untreated.

  • Untreated MMH conditions can have long-term negative impact on mother, baby, family, and society.

  • Annual cost of not treating MMH is $32,000 per mother-infant (up to $14 billion nationally).

  • 1 in 4 mothers with depression have thoughts of harming herself.

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death in postpartum women. 

  • 1 in 10 new fathers are diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder.

  • Low-income mothers who don’t have enough diapers for their babies are more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than other mothers.

  • Diapers are a significant expense, calculated in major monthly costs along with food and rent. 

  • Food stamps and similar programs like WIC don’t cover diapers.

  • 1 in 3 American families report experiencing diaper need.