For those of you in the Boston area, the Massachusetts PPD Commission is offering a free screening of the documentary “Dark Side of the Full Moon” at the State House Room 428 on the 4th floor on March 1st 2016 from 2-4pm.  The commission will be hosting a panel discussion after the film on reducing barriers to care. This is free and open to the public.

Dark Side of the Full Moon delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health in the U.S. It will uncover the disconnect within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat the 1.3 million mothers affected each year, giving a face and voice to the countless women who have suffered in silence. 

https://youtu.be/DyYXhgEhcXg

For more information on the film visit the website here.

If you plan on attending the screening, you are welcome to bring diapers for Senator Lovely’s State House Diaper Drive.  These diapers will go to many families across the Commonwealth via Cradles to Crayons.

For those of you who are not in Boston, you can find screenings in other cities.  You may also consider hosting a screening in your own community.