announcements & events

  • 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…

  • Seleni Conquers Mudderella 2016

    Our team ran the course and raised more than $100,000 for maternal mental health

    …On Saturday, June 19th, Team Seleni took on a five-mile course of challenging – and very, very muddy – obstacles and team-building exercises to conquer Mudderella 2016. The team had a tremendous time, ultimately raising more than $127,000 (and counting) for maternal mental health care. After finishing her first Mudderella,…

  • Seleni Founder Speaks at the United State of Women Summit

    The White House Summit hosted leaders from various industries to unite, reflect, and effect change on key women's issues

    …Yesterday the White House convened the first ever United State of Women Summit, bringing together thousands of thought leaders to delve deeply into key gender equality issues and what needs to be done to improve the state of women in the United States and worldwide. Seleni Institute’s Founder and Executive…

  • Seleni Trains Over 250 Healthcare Providers in Greece

    Learn about the launch of our international maternal mental health training program

    …On May 13, 2016, the Seleni Institute hosted more than 250 healthcare providers at a free mental health care training at the Hellenic American College in Athens, Greece. The event was filled to capacity, and Seleni psychotherapist and psychoanalyst Haroula Ntalla trained participants on effective treatments for maternal mental health…

  • Making Mental Health an Everyday Conversation

    Team Seleni runs Mudderella to end stigma around mental health

    …At the Seleni Institute, our main mission is to destigmatize mental health issues. Because when people suffer from them, the cost can be counted in lives. In my own family, we’ve lost people to mental illness, and the reverberations can still be felt three generations later. In the United States,…

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