announcements & events

  • Team Seleni Conquers the Spartan Sprint

    42 women and 10 men braved obstacles, pouring rain, and hundreds of stadium stairs to raise money – and awareness – in support of women's mental health.

    …Team Seleni put their physical and mental strength to the test at the Spartan Sprint at Citi Field on Saturday, May 13. Seleni's 3rd Annual Challenge proved to be the perfect opportunity to put into action the Seleni Institute's mission of supporting women and families directly. Our team braved unforgiving…

  • Why I Run With Team Seleni

    Recovering from my husband's suicide and reaching out to others

    …I have run with Team Seleni for three years, and each step I have taken has helped me on the road to recovering from my husband's suicide. I first ran with Team Seleni at Mudderella 2015, only three months after my children and I lost Jan, a wonderful father, husband,…

  • Seleni Institute Receives Landmark Funding From the hope & grace fund

    Grant funds support Seleni’s professional training program MMHI4teens

    …NEW YORK — May 4, 2017 — The Seleni Institute announced today the receipt of a grant of $92,617 from the hope & grace fund, a project of the New Venture Fund in partnership with philosophy inc., the global women’s skin care brand. The grant was made in support of…

  • Fatherhood Roundtable at Seleni Begins Critical Conversation

    Making men's mental health and paternal engagement a part of building strong families

    …Seleni was thrilled to partner with the Good+ Foundation to host a roundtable on supporting fathers and prioritizing their emotional well-being in the efforts to improve the mental health of women and families. The excitement in the room was testament to the need for deep discussions of paternal well-being and…

  • Seleni Institute’s Colombia Training Reaches Record Number of Providers

    More than 550 perinatal health care providers receive critical mental health training

    …In February, the Seleni Institute held its largest training yet in three cities in Colombia. Partnering with government entities and high-profile nonprofit organizations, Seleni was able to bring our maternal mental health expertise to more than 550 providers on the front lines of maternal health in Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena.…

  • Meet Annika Sten Pärson, Seleni’s Chief Operations Officer

    A mom of two daughters moves to a new country and makes a career change to help change lives

    …How did you come to Seleni? We moved as a family from Sweden three years ago to force ourselves to see the world through a new lens and become beginners in a new place. I learned about the opportunity after being introduced to Seleni founder and interim CEO, Nitzia Logothetis,…

  • A Year of Growth and Change at the Seleni Institute

    In 2016, we took our mission overseas, brought together thought leaders to address critical issues affecting women and families, and expanded our team

    …We are proud of our accomplishments this year and humbled by the support we have received from new additions to our personnel team, a growing body of committed volunteers, and increasing financial support from individuals and organizations that recognize the critical importance of our mission: to destigmatize and transform mental…

  • Postpartum Progress Announces Scholarships for Black Mental Health Care Providers

    Seleni training intensive named as one of three in the country to qualify for new program

    …Black women face a higher risk of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), yet are much less likely to receive treatment than white women. A number of factors account for this disparity. The nonprofit Postpartum Progress (PPP) has launched a program to address two of them specifically—stigma and the lack…

  • Seleni Institute’s First Annual Spooky Spectacular A Great Success

    Hundreds of New York City families celebrated Halloween while raising money and awareness to support maternal mental health

    …On October 31, 2016, the Seleni Institute held its first annual Halloween party, the Spooky Spectacular. The event sold out, with over 500 children and adults in attendance. The event was held at 583 Park Avenue in Manhattan. All of the proceeds from Spooky Spectacular will directly support Seleni’s financial…

  • Seleni Focuses on Paid Family Leave at Concordia Summit 2016

    Media and business leaders call for strengthening families and the economy

    …The Concordia Summit 2016 took place on September 19-20 in New York City, convening nearly 2,400 prominent members of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to discuss solutions to urgent global issues. Nitzia Logothetis, Seleni Institute founder and interim CEO, gave a speech on the opening day of the conference…

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