Special showing of Dark Side of the Full Moon


Join us for a special showing of the acclaimed film Dark Side of the Full Moon
Thursday, May 24 ~ 6:00-8:00 pm at the Mill Room (Dew Drop) in Bloomsdale

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness Month and the Women’s Wellness Services at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is hosting a special screening of Dark Side of the Full Moon, a stunning documentary that reveals the plight of mothers who struggle to find support and treatment for postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders.

The special free showing of the Dark Side of the Full Moon will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Phillip Kintner, OB/Gyn; Mary Crecelius, WHNP; Kelly Donze, WHNP; Brittney Tarrillion, Nurse Practitioner and Jennifer Mueller, RN, at Ste. Genevieve County Health Department.

“One in seven women will experience a pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorder,” said Lisa Bird, RN, BSN and Director of Women’s Health and Childbirth Center at SGCMH.“This is one of the most under-diagnosed conditions during and after pregnancy for women.”

In the documentary Dark Side of the Full Moon, the real face of postpartum depression is painfully revealed. In this film you will see the experiences of mothers and their families who desperately needed help and didn’t get it. Either the mothers didn’t feel comfortable to disclose how they were feeling or the system was ill-equipped to deal with the mothers’ mental health concerns.

“If you care about supporting moms and families I urge people to see this movie,” said Bird. “It will move you by the powerful stories and the filmmakers’ compelling quest to better understand postpartum depression in our country.”

A nacho bar and refreshments will be available. Participants are asked to RSVP by noon on May 24 by calling 573-883-4402.

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