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You are not alone
PSVa is Virginia's resource for parents, professionals and communities addressing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
Since 2009, PSVa has helped thousands of new and expectant birthing people and their families overcome anxiety and depression
At least 1 in 5 people giving birth will struggle with anxiety or depression while pregnant or within a year after giving birth.
You are not to blame. You are not alone.
Virtually, October 23-31, 2021
Shelane’s Run honors Shelane Gaydos, a mother of three girls who tragically ended her life while in the grips of severe postpartum depression. After the tragic passing of Shelane in June 2015, friends and family established this annual event in her honor to memorialize Shelane’s love and commitment to her family, community and running.
Resources for Families
The #1 complication of pregnancy and childbirth is Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)–most commonly, anxiety and depression.
The good news is PMADs are temporary and can be treated with a combination of self-care, social support, talk therapy, and medication if necessary.
Resources for Healthcare & Mental Health Providers
PSVa works with medical and mental health professionals across the state of Virginia to provide training in understanding and screening of PMADs, and to create partnerships for referral to those who need treatment.