Raising Awareness on Perinatal Mood Disorders in Muskegon County

Muskegon MI- On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Lakeshore Perinatal Mood Disorders Coalition (LPMD) will host a FREE movie screening of the Dark Side of The Full Moon. The screening will take place at the Celebration! Cinema Carousel from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Perinatal Mood Disorders consists of symptoms such as anxiety and depression that may be experienced during pregnancy or up to one year postpartum, and longer if untreated. One in seven women will experience a pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder, and one in one thousand will suffer from postpartum psychosis. Two women, Jennifer Silliman and Maureen Fura, both with first hand knowledge of this challenge, came together to give a face and a voice to the countless women who suffer in silence. With the help of Executive Producer, Dr. Shoshana Bennett, Dark Side of the Full Moon was produced.

The film can be triggering for those that have previously or are suffering from mental health conditions and is recommend only for ages 16 and older. LMPD will have professionals present to support women who may struggle during the screening.

The Lakeshore Perinatal Mood Disorders Coalition will provide 200 FREE tickets to community members. To take advantage of this offer you must register on Eventbrite to reserve a seat. All registered guests will receive a FREE small pop and popcorn combo and will be entered into a raffle. LPMD coalition will also be providing local agency resources at the event to help moms affected by perinatal mood disorders and help them make the right connections.

RSVP at Eventbrite

About Lakeshore Perinatal Mood Disorders Coalition:
The Lakeshore Perinatal Mood Disorders Coalition exists to improve the emotional health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women and their families through education, outreach, advocacy and support.