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Newsletter 2013

What is Spread the Word to End the Word?
Helping Kids Cope with Stress
What is the Difference Between "Baby Blues", Postpartum Depression, and Postpartum Psychosis?
Pregnant and Postpartrum Support

Are you pregnant or parenting and suffuring from anxiety, depression, or stress symptoms?


"The Wylie Center and its subsidiary, The Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative, was recently awarded $23,000 from the Kaiser Community Foundation to provide individual, family and couples counseling to women (and men) who have experienced a mental health disorder during or within the first 18 months after the birth of a child.  This service is free.  To schedule an assessment, please speak with Ivonne at (951) 683-5193 and our most heartfelt thanks to Kaiser for this much needed service for the community."


-Lisa Dryan

Director of Mental Health Program

Important Safety Tip!

Use a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation?


"Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your
house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set
off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or
the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come
home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this:
It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires
no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside
your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until
you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park
in your driveway or garage."

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What is Spread the Word to End the Word? 

(From R-Word Spread the Word to End the Word-Read More) 

Spread the Word to End the Word is an on-going effort to raise the consciousness of society about the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word "retard(ed)" and encourage people to pledge to stop using the R-word. The campaign is intended to get schools, communities and organizations to rally and pledge their support to help create communities of inclusion and acceptance for all people.

Helping Kids Cope With Stress

Read this interesting information to help you address issues with your child.


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What is the Difference Between "Baby Blues", Postpartum Depression, and Postpartum Psychosis?
Many women have the baby blues in the days after childbirth. If you have the baby blues, you may:
  • Have mood swings
  • Feel sad, anxious, or overwhelmed
  • Have crying spells
  • Lose your  appetite
  • Have trouble sleeping

The baby blues most often go away within a few days or a week. The symptoms are not severe and do not need treatment.

The symptoms of postpartum depression last longer and are more severe. Postpartum depression can begin anytime within the first year after childbirth. If you have postpartum depression, you may have any of the symptoms of depression listed above. Symptoms may also include:

  • Thoughts of hurting the baby
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself
  • Not having any interest in the baby

Postpartum depression needs to be treated by a doctor.

Postpartum psychosis (seye-KOH-suhss) is rare. It occurs in about 1 to 4 out of every 1,000 births. It usually begins in the first 2 weeks after childbirth. Women who have bipolar disorder or another mental health problem called schizoaffective (SKIT-soh-uh-FEK-tiv) disorder have a higher risk for postpartum psychosis. Symptoms may include:

  • Seeing things that aren't there
  • Feeling confused
  • Having rapid mood swings
  • Trying to hurt yourself or your baby

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