I am very grateful and happy to announce that PSI Missouri’s first fundraiser, Girls’ Night to Give Back, was a success. It was wonderful to hear that the women who attending had a fabulous (my favorite word) time, and that everyone felt welcome, at ease and glad to be there. We had a lot of fun and raised over $3500 while enjoying ourselves. What could be better!
I would like to officially thank Abby Goldberg for her masterful leadership, Erin Shulan who is a social media maven and marvelous second-in-command, Tricia Brown for her creative contribution, Ashley Nanney of Feed Your Vitality for the most awesome venue and food, Whiskey Raccoons for their great entertainment, and the other vendors, sunflour goodies from Think.Eat.Live, smoothies from OWN, and Ava Anderson cosmetics from Katie Kurz Kollman.
I would also like to thank all the women who attended and those who donated to helping PSI Missouri (PSI MO) achieve it’s mission of providing free phone and group support to any pregnant, postpartum or early parenting mom who is experiencing anxiety, depression, or other emotional health issues. Research shows that 1 in 8 moms will experience postpartum anxiety or depression, and that for women with high-risk pregnancies it may be as high as 1 in 3. Likewise, it is known that pregnancy and the period following childbirth is an emotionally vulnerable time for all women.
In addition to the services they provide, PSI MO is in the process of becoming the first Missouri chapter of its parent organization, Postpartum Support International founded by Jane Honikman in 1987. With some of the funds raised, they plan to purchase the movie “Dark Side of the Full Moon” about women’s experiences of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. It is also their goal to show the movie this May for Maternal Mental Health Month to promote increased awareness and education about this critical health issue affecting women and their families.
Please click here to learn more about PSI MO and their services, volunteer opportunities and making a donation or call Linda Meyer at 314-602-5184.
This week take notice of one or more things you are thankful for each day. Namaste.