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October 2015

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, Long Beach

Thursday, 10/15/2015

Community Hospital Long Beach offers a perinatal mood and anxiety disorders program designed for the new mom, or mom to be, who is experiencing anxiety and depression that is interfering with her ability to bond with her baby or function at her maximum level of independence. 

Treatment options include:

  • Inpatient program with secure environment for the treatment of women who are experiencing severe symptoms. 
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Outpatient program including individual therapy sessions, support groups and educational classes related to nutrition, breastfeeding and maternal-infant bonding.
  • Mother and baby relationship constantly monitored by expert care team.

For more information please call (855) 245-2443

Huntington Memorial Hospital Maternal Wellness Program

Thursday, 10/15/2015

Did you know that locally Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena offers a Maternal Wellness Program for women who have depression or anxiety within one year of giving birth? AND Mothers are highly encouraged to bring their baby with them to treatment?

The program is comprehensive and includes:
•Intensive outpatient option (3 days a week) or,
•Partial hospital option (5 days a week)
•Individual and family therapy when needed
•Lactation and dietary support
Intensive outpatient and partial hospital programs are covered by most major insurance companies as a mental health benefit.

For more information, please call: (626) 397-2330

Postpartum Depression: How to Cope and Help

Tuesday, 10/13/2015

“The birth of a baby is supposed to be a joyful time of love and caregiving, but for many women and men who experience postpartum depression, it can be a time of darkness.”

It is estimated that between 9 and 16 percent of all postpartum women will experience postpartum depression. The likelihood of fathers experiencing depression increases if the mother experiences depression. It is important to recognize signs and symptoms, such as long lasting sadness, withdrawal, insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks, thoughts of harming yourself or the baby, etc. These symptoms are not to be confused with “Baby Blues” which can similar but are short term. It is crucial to talk to your doctor about the mental health of the family, build a support system, and have open communication with your spouse.

Full article here:

The 100 Mile Club

Tuesday, 10/13/2015

“The 100 Mile Club addresses the issue of childhood obesity and inactivity using a safe, fun and consistent program that can be modified to fit the needs of all children. Our program is a simple, innovative, and sustainable answer to the current health crisis in our youth: daily physical activity in a nonthreatening, supportive, inclusive environment.

There is a philosophical mindset that must be adopted and understood before beginning The 100 Mile Club. Our philosophy is simple. We believe that every single individual has the ability to achieve true personal success and a new level of physical fitness by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 Miles at school during a single school year. These feelings of true personal success and fitness are ones that will carry an individual to new levels of achievement in academics, athletics, and life.”

There are several programs available to fit the needs of every school. For more information, please visit the website at or talk to your child’s school.

United Way Campaign

Thursday, 10/8/2015

It is that time of year again for the annual United Way Campaign. 

Did you know that you can select your United Way donation to go to The Wylie Center in Riverside California and your monies could be used to support the works of IEMMHC?

Did you know that current funding for the outreach and advocacy work of IEMMHC is coming from a grant from the United Way of The Inland Valleys?

Every little bit counts and your designation of The Wylie Center in Riverside California on your United Way reference form would be an enormous help.

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