Published on Friday, November 20, 2009
Carondelet Health Network has received a $35,000 grant to help it identify and support mood disorders in pregnant and postpartum women.
The grant was awarded through Project HOPE (Healthy Optimistic Perinatal Experience) and funded by the Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program.
“Mood disorders around childbirth impact several generations,” says Carole Sheehan, coordinator of St. Joseph’s Postpartum Depression Program. “By providing tools for parents to understand the symptoms and expected outcomes, Carondelet is able to prevent some of the harm and neglect of children, personal pain and suffering, as well as family or marital discord.”
The postpartum depression program is part of Carondelet Women’s Care.