In the Media
NYTimes: Postpartum Depression Strikes Fathers, Too
By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
Published in The New York Times: December 7, 2009
The pregnancy was easy, the delivery a breeze. This was the couple’s first baby, and they were thrilled. But within two months, the bliss of new parenthood was shattered by postpartum depression.
2 day PSI training in Visalia, CA – March 17/18, 2010
The Tulare County Maternal Child Health Division presents the Postpartum Support International 2-day Certification of Completion course. The course is evidence based and includes information concerning assessment and treatment of Perinatal Mood Disorders. The course is designed for nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health professionals or anyone interested in acquiring formal knowledge about the subject.
Jenny’s twin-sister Becky Lavelle was recently featured on the Uptown Liz website
RR: Because Jenny had such a severe case of postpartum depression, do you worry about having a baby?
BL: I do a little, but I am obviously much more aware of what can happen and will have a very heightened sense of awareness, as will my family and friends.
Visit Uptown Liz for the complete interview and for more information on this great company “where shopping gives back”. Thank you Ramona!
Wayzata HS Alumni Swim Meet
Held August 29th in Plymouth MN. With the gracious help of alumni swimmer Karen McKinley, the event raised over $3,000 for Jenny’s Light through raffle tickets and silent auction items. A huge thank you to Karen and to all who participated and supported the event! We hope to continue this tradition for many years to come.
Silver Leaf Design Jewelry
Cities 97 Vol. 20 grant recipient
Jenny’s Light was one of 46 Minnesota charities to receive a grant from The Cities 97 Vol. 20 proceeds. Thank you to our legal director Nicole Kustermann for submitting our application and a big thank you to everyone at Cities 97. From The Cities 97 website:
In 2008 we received nearly 500 applications for Sampler Volume 20 proceeds. All very worthy charities and organizations doing incredible and admirable work in our community. Our Sampler Charity Committee reviewed each application and began the difficult process of narrowing down the list. Cities 97 listeners gave us guidance in the December Newsletter by telling us what causes and need areas they felt were important and where Sampler dollars would make the most impact in our community. Now, we are proud to release the list of non-profit programs, organzations, and charities receiving a portion of the $1,000,000 generated by your purchase of the 20th Anniversary Sampler.
Click here for more details.
Donate a Car for Jenny’s Light
It’s an easy & convenient way to get rid of an old car while donating to a great cause. They even tow away for free! Visit Cars4Causes for more information.
Becky Gibbs Lavelle and Jenny’s Light was featured in Triathlete Magazine’s May 2009 issue. Read the entire article
Mpls St. Paul Magazine
Jenny’s Light was featured in Mpls St. Paul’s November issue. The in depth article was the longest overview of our organization and has done an excellent job of increasing awareness in the Twin Cities area. Read the entire article
Pregnancy Magazine – Jenny’s Light first ad campaign
We have placed our first ad in order to spread awareness of perinatal mood disorders. The full page ad will be in the November/December 2008 issue of Pregnancy Magazine. Thanks to Fallon Worldwide for designing the ad for us.
AOL’s feature story on Becky Lavelle and Jenny’s Light in October, resulting in over 1,300 hits to our website (the second busiest day behind our perezhilton.com feature). Read the entire article
Jenny’s Light was featured in Glamour Magazine’s October 2008 issue. Read the entire article
Perez Hilton blogged about Jenny’s Light as “A Worthwhile Cause” and was a great tool to spread the word of Postpartum Depression throughout a new audience. Read the entire article
Triathlete Finds Way To Honor Sister’s Memory
AP National Write, Nancy Armou,r profiled Becky Gibbs Lavelle’s story of using her athleticism for a good cause.Read the entire article
Inside Triathlon Magazine
Jenny’s Light was featured in Inside Triathalon Magazine’s May 2008 issue spotlighting “In Darkness, Light One Candle” by Timothy Carlson. Read the entire article
Jenny’s Light was featured in Birmingham Magazine’s April 2008 issue. Written by Mary Ellen Stancill. Read the entire article
Jenny’s Light is starting to be a topic on more and more mom blogs. As an example, our website featured increased hits as a result of this recent post. If you’re active in any relevant blogs, please post an entry about Jenny’s Light- it’s a great, easy way that you can help our organization!