Dark Side of the Full Moon (2015) is a powerful documentary addressing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Through interviews with mothers, healthcare providers, family members, psychologists, and experts in the field, the inconsistencies of care are revealed when new mothers seek treatment for mental health complications such as postpartum depression. The film is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. View the trailer at YouTube's link.
Healthy Mom, Happy Family, a 13-minute educational film by Postpartum Support International, discusses risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options. Additionally, the NCPA has a listing of services and resources throughout North Carolina on our website https://ncperinatalassociation.org/perinatal-mood-anxiety-disorders/.
The NC Perinatal Association has purchased two copies of the Dark Side of the Full Moon DVD for educational and community screening events along with one copy of Healthy Mom, Happy Family.
If you would like to host a screening in your area:
- Contact Lori Hubbard at email@example.com for scheduling information. The film is available as a DVD to reserve at no charge through NCPA, for purchase on iTunes, or for purchase or rental on Amazon (free for Amazon prime members).
- Utilize marketing materials available through the film’s website.
- Consider using the following discussion questions following your screening:
- What is your initial reaction to this film?
- Which woman spoke to your heart and why?
- Are you currently screening for PPD? When? Who does the screening? What tools do you use?
- Do you have a story you want to share with the group?
NCPA has a goal of 3,000 viewers across North Carolina. We are over halfway there! Host a screening today to increase awareness about maternal mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. After you have hosted a screening in your agency or community, please:
- Download the following documents and return them to Lori Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org. These may be returned in the postage paid envelope along with the DVD, if you reserved the film directly through the NCPA or you can scan the documents and return via email if you utilized other formats for screening.