"You are not broken, there is a light".

                                              ~Corie Duff

Meet our Founders and Volunteers

Our motto is “Keep the conversation going, stop the shame”, which we do by  spreading awareness and supporting all those effected by a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder (PMAD).  

Kim Manfredi, Co-founder/President & Peer Facilitator

Kim Manfredi is a Survivor from her one and only battle with Postpartum Depression in 2009, Peer Support Facilitator, Advocate, Collaborative and Speaker for Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Strong Mom Strong Baby Coalition Member, 2020 Mom Ambassador and Health & Welfare Council-Vice President.  As a mother of four children, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, her work at PPDP, reading and cooking.

Course completions;  Postpartum Support International (PSI) 2016, Seleni Institute 2018, New Skills Academy-Mental Health Awareness Certification 2020, Suicide Prevention Center at EDC 2020

Jatnely Gonzalez, Co-founder/Vice President

& Peer Facilitator

Jatnely is married and the mother of two children.  Her passion to advocate and spread awareness for postpartum depression comes from experiencing postpartum depression herself.  Postpartum Depression Project works earnestly to bridge gaps of maternal health in our community.

Course completion; Postpartum Support International (PSI) 2016

We are boots on ground when it comes to helping support a mother to recovery.  We provide a judgment-free, safe  environment that offers mothers the opportunity to share their struggles.  Mothers with a Perinatal Mood & Anxiety disorder often feel alone, like others cannot understand, this can send mothers into a deeper depression and magnify the hopelessness they are experiencing.  Peer support added to a mother's treatment plan can give her hope, tools for coping and a support system.

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