A piece of legislation that has been making the rounds for seven years is up again. The Melanie Blocker Stokes Research and Care act is all about helping women with postpartum depression and psychosis. For details on the bill itself click here. Now, a lot of my readers are probably good Republicans who don't want government managing more of their lives and spending more money. Neither do I. What this legislation does is require that some of the research money that goes to the National Institute for Mental Health and the National Institute of Health be spent on studying postpartum depression and postpartum and psychosis.
So what does all this have to do with you? Well, this bill has never been turned into actual legislation because it hasn't been supported. Your representatives don't know that this matters because their constituents haven't told them so. Here's your chance to make a difference. Click on this link to send an email to your representatives letting them know you care about women with postpartum depression. This is something that could potentially save lives. Please consider it.