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After her first child was born, Paige Bellenbaum suffered from severe postpartum depression that nearly ended her life. As a licensed and practicing Social Worker, she had never expected it to happen to her, and in fact, she didn’t know where to turn for help.
Like many of the speakers we bring into Parlay House, Paige made it through this pivotal moment and in doing so she found that she wasn’t alone. In fact, thousands of women just like her were suffering similarly… and often in silence.
Taking matters into her own hands, Paige helped to create The Motherhood Center of New York, which provides supportive services for new and expecting moms/birthing people, including a range of treatment options for those experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) often referred to as postpartum depression (PPD).
As always, food and drinks will be provided!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW, is the Founding Director and Chief External Relations Officer at The Motherhood Center of New York. After her first child was born, Paige suffered from severe postpartum depression that nearly ended her life. Once she began to heal, she became committed to fighting for education, screening and treatment for postpartum depression so that no more women would have to suffer silently. She drafted legislation in New York State that was championed by State Senator Liz Krueger, mandating education and strongly encouraging screening of all new and expecting mothers that was signed into law in 2014. Since then, Paige has been an outspoken advocate on the issue of postpartum depression, and uses her own story as a tool for change. She has appeared on the Today Show, NPR, PBS Newshour and in Women’s Health Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and several other media outlets.