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Palm Cards Now Available to Inform Women about the Signs and Resources Available for Perinatal Depression Cards to Be Distributed Throughout Essex County

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is distributing informational palm cards on the signs of postpartum depression (PPD) and other perinatal mood disorders to new locations throughout Essex County. The small card is part of a statewide program to help women, who are experiencing perinatal depression, and their families find information and services. The additional distribution is a direct response to the positive feedback from a pilot program launched in 2009.

There are more than 120 locations where people can obtain a palm card in Essex County, including more than 40 points throughout Millburn, including:

- Millburn Veternary Hospital,147 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Sneaker Factory, 308 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Babyland,176 Essex street, Millburn

- Bella's Bakery 286, Essex Street, Millburn

- Raving Beauty, 307 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Un De fined, 348 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Red Carpet Boutique,359 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Suki's Childrens Boutique, 329 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Nano Tech Natural Cleaners, 78 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- New Wyoming Cleaners, 223 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Millburn Short Hills Athletic Club, 12 Holmes Street, Millburn

- Motion Fitness Club, 187 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- RBA Salon, 116 Essex Street, Millburn

- La Salon, 322 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Images, 93 Main Street, Millburn

- Salon La Mode, 349 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Just Salon & Spa, 290 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Pat's Hairfashions, 368 Essex Street, Millburn

- Salon D'or, 292 Millburn Ave,Millburn

- Subway Salon, 241 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Forbici Salon, 356 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Salon Profilo, 177 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Bardot Lingerie, 315A Millburn Ave, Millburn

- J & Ambrose Nail, 343 Millburn ave, Millburn

- French Nail Club, 357 Millburn Ave Ste 2, Millburn

- Bijou , 315 B Millburn Ave , Millburn

- Janes Nail & Spa, 32-34 Essex Street, Millburn

- CVS Pharmacy, 187 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Sono Japanese Restaurant, 323 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- The Millburn Diner, 72 Essex Street, Millburn

- Charlie Browns Restaurant, 35 Main Street, Millburn

- Rockin' Joe, 63 Main Street, Millburn

- La Cucina, 291 Essex Street,Millburn

- Cianci European Eatery,45 Main Street, Millburn

- Café Luna, 32 Main Street, Millburn

- Roxy, 356 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Bio Skin Care Day Spa,175 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- The House, 281 Essex, Millburn

- Soleil Tans, 313 B Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Tea Together, 356 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Chyten, 227 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Annie Sez, 253 Millburn Ave, Millburn

- Carolina Drug and Surgical, 2168 Millburn Ave, Millburn

The Speak Up When You're Down palm card, available in both English and Spanish, lists signs of perinatal depression, which may include crying; feelings of hopelessness, guilt or worthlessness; and lack of interest in family and friends. The card also directs people who want help to the DHSS' statewide Family Helpline (1-800-328-3838), which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions about perinatal mood disorders (PMDs) and available resources. The card also lists the comprehensive informational web site at (www.njspeakup.gov).

DHSS launched the Speak Up When You're Down campaign in 2005 to encourage mothers experiencing symptoms of PPD to seek medical help and to reduce the social stigma associated with depression. When the Postpartum Depression Screening bill was signed into law in 2006, the campaign expanded to assist healthcare providers in implementing the new law, and to educate women and family members about the benefits of screening. New Jersey became the first state in the nation to require that health care professionals educate and screen all new mothers for PPD.

PPD can affect any woman who has recently had a baby, ended a pregnancy, miscarried, or who has stopped breast-feeding. One woman in eight will experience PPD. In New Jersey between 11,000 and 16,000 women suffer from PPD every year.

Talking about PPD and other perinatal mood disorders is the first step. If you or someone you know may be suffering from postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders, visit www.njspeakup.gov or call 1-800-328-3838 for additional information and services. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njspeakup.

 

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