Newsletter

May 5, 2020:  MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH WEEK IN A PANDEMIC… Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders are going to escalate, with the potential for tragic outcomes, not only for mom, but for everyone in the family, including the newborn and other children at home. Families who experience greater health disparities will suffer in greater numbers and with greater severity. This is a national mental health crisis the likes of which we have never seen before. Group Peer Support is responding with the GPS COVID-19 Perinatal Support Program…


April 15, 2020:  GPS COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPORT PROGRAM… As the COVID-19 pandemic increases in scope and devastation, many of us are feeling the weight of it in a new way. The need for extra support is just as important, if not more so, than in the first weeks. We may feel ok on the surface, but still hold feelings of fear, grief and anxiety inside. We need a place to be able to share what is heaviest on our hearts and allow our feelings to be expressed, heard and validated. Even grief, when expressed, becomes lighter to carry…


April 1, 2020:  YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BRAVE ALONE … We have heard stories of worry and fear. Fear of the coronavirus engulfing our families and communities. Fear about how to pay bills now that we are suddenly unemployed. Fears about having a place to live and having enough food. Fears about being alone when we give birth or being separated from our babies. Fears about work conditions that put ourselves or our loved ones at risk…


March 30, 2020:  GPS IS HERE FOR YOU – FREE SUPPORT GROUPS… Our lives are being changed and challenged as never before. Many of us are quarantined in our homes; alone, raising children, caring for family members, trying to work from home, all at the same time. Many of us have lost our jobs in the past weeks, worried about how we will pay for basics like food and housing. Far too many of us are on the front-lines, caring for the sick and vulnerable, protecting our communities, cleaning the streets, driving trucks to bring basic goods to our stores while cashiers ring up our food…


March 15, 2020:  GPS SUPPORT IN THIS TIME OF CRISIS… We are all facing an unprecedented moment with the Covid-19 pandemic where we are being challenged on every level. We are surrounded by fear and concern for ourselves, our loved ones, the vulnerable people we serve, those on the front lines, our communities and our shared human family. This is not easy. What a crazy paradox that we are being asked to live in isolation from each other when we need each other now as never before…