Dark Side of the Full Moon

A Groundbreaking Documentary on Postpartum Depression

Dark Side of the Full MoonDark Side of the Full Moon delves into the unseen world of maternal mental health in the U.S. It will uncover the disconnect within the medical community to effectively screen, refer, and treat the 1.3 million mothers affected each year, giving a face and voice to the countless women who have suffered in silence.   Dr. Shoshana Bennett was honored to be Executive Producer of this groundbreaking film.  www.darksideofthefullmoon.com


Dark Side of The Full Moon

Please join us in celebrating the great news:

Dark Side of The Full Moon is creating a powerful tidal wave of support for the mental health of parents. This wonderful film is the first to explicitly illustrate the barriers to treatment for suffering new moms in the U.S. Shocking and moving stories depict many of the difficulties and consequences faced by women and their partners who don’t receive the help for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders they so desperately need and deserve. Dark Side of The Full Moon raises questions and proposes answers and is proving to be a game-changer in the field. I’m delighted to report that due to the impact of the film, perinatal programs around the country have begun. In addition, the feedback of hospitals and clinics around the country clearly shows how awareness has been greatly increased. In addition, the public has responded with appropriate horror at the lack of resources and care for those in need. Myths have been dispelled and compassion enhanced. Literally every day the production team receives requests for holding screenings. Two days ago Producer Jennifer Silliman was contacted from a professional in Japan who wants to show the film to her colleagues.

And today we were given permission to announce that Dark Side of The Full Moon won the audience choice award at the Council on Social Work Education Conference. This is a big deal, and there are special reasons this particular award makes me smile. My father Dr. Herman Stein was, among many things, President of the International Schools of Social Work, and Deans of universities’ schools of applied social sciences. During the many years he taught at Columbia, he originated the concept of practicum for social workers. Before this, social work students were not in the field — they were only in the classroom! From that time forward, all other schools of social work implemented my father’s program. He was all about action and doing — not just theory. My mother Dr. Charmion Stein was a wonderful social worker in clinical practice.

Dark Side of The Full Moon is all about taking action — not just learning, but also doing. So, more important than me smiling at this award, I know my parents are beaming from wherever they are.

Visit www.darksideofthefullmoon.com and click the link at the bottom of the homepage to watch the trailer. See the locations where the film is being shown and join us!


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