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Bridget Croteau

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Bridget Croteau lives in Bay Shore with her husband, Beau of 11 years. Together they have two children, Natalie and Chloe and a labradoodle, Jake. Bridget is a former science teacher, currently a stay-at-home mom, author and very active volunteer in her community. She is a volunteer for the Postpartum Resource Center of New York (PRCNY) serving as a part of the advocacy committee, fundraiser committees and also speaks at support groups, trainings and events.

Bridget suffered from Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety after the births of both her girls. Because of her experience and how alone she felt, Bridget is passionate about erasing the stigma surrounding maternal mental health, raising awareness for PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders) and educating those in her community. She hopes to help moms not feel alone, to encourage moms, dads and families to reach out for help and inspire community and health care members to become further educated on this topic. She shared part of her story In the book "A Dark Secret" and wrote her own book, "Me, Again" about her complete experience.

Bridget has appeared on several podcasts, written guest posts for blogs, magazines and newspapers and on been on local TV. She created and co-taught a webinar through St. Joseph’s College, about Postpartum Depression and other PMADs with Sonia Murdock, the executive director of the PRCNY. Bridget organized multiple documentary screenings, discussion and book signing program at libraries on Long Island. She frequently speaks at events, trainings and support group meetings to share her experience with PMAD.

She was awarded the "Volunteer of the Year" Award by the PRCNY in August 2018.

In her free time, Bridget enjoys reading, cooking, fitness, taking walks with her children, ballroom dancing and spending time with family and friends.

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    January 14, 1984

  • New York, United States

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Pageant Platform

You Are Not Alone: Raising Awareness for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

What is the Occupation of Bridget Croteau

Author/Stay-At-Home Mom

Which School Did Bridget Croteau Attend?

St. Joseph's College

Why start competing in pageants

My primary reason for competing is to promote my platform. I had postpartum depression and anxiety following the births of my daughters. I know the feelings of loneliness, guilt, sadness and despair all too well. But, with help, I became me again.

In the Media

COLUMN: AFTER RECOVERY, HELPING RAISE AWARENESS FOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

18 June 2018 https://bayshore.greaterlongisland.com/2018/01/07/31364-column-after-recovery-helping-raise-awareness-for-postpartum-depression/

Mrs. Suffolk County America 2018-19 Bridget Croteau Opens Up About Postpartum Depression

18 June 2018 https://stcatherines.chsli.org/press/mrs-suffolk-county-america-2018-19-bridget-croteau-opens-about-postpartum-depression

Panel recommends depression screening during, after pregnancy

18 June 2018 http://longisland.news12.com/story/34742241/panel-recommends-depression-screening-during-after-pregnancy

Panel recommends depression screening during, after pregnancy (video)

18 June 2018 http://longisland.news12.com/clip/13623737/panel-urges-depression-screening-during-after-pregnancy

Mrs. Suffolk County America 2018-19 Bridget Croteau - Opens Up About PPD/PMAD

18 June 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKn3AxpAVd4&feature=youtu.be

Myths and Realities of Motherhood: My Experience With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

5 August 2018 http://www.wdms.org/PDF/0718womed_FINALproof.pdf

Motherhood Myths

6 November 2018 https://lifeofapracticalmom.com/motherhood-myths/

Finding Yourself in Motherhood (Link to "Its Not About the Food" Podcast - formerly "Not the Typical Mom")

6 November 2018 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/its-not-about-food-intuitive-eating-anti-diet-body/id1332841133?mt=2

Survivor Stories – PPD, This was NOT my Plan

6 November 2018 http://www.thebloomfoundation.org/surviorstoriesbridgetcroteau/

Bringing Light to Postpartum Depression and PMAD Webinar

6 November 2018 https://www.sjcny.edu/alumni/video-vault

Meet A Mom: Mrs. Suffolk County, Bridget Croteau!

11 February 2019 https://huntingtonmoms.com/2019/02/04/meet-a-mom-mrs-suffolk-county-bridget-croteau/

“ME, AGAIN: HOW POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY TRANSFORMED MY LIFE.”

11 February 2019 https://momeefriendsli.com/2019/01/13/me-again-how-postpartum-depression-and-anxiety-transformed-my-life/

Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Help: Stories of Hope: An Interview with Bridget Croteau

11 February 2019 http://davidsusman.com/2018/11/29/dont-be-afraid-to-ask-for-help/

7 Tips for Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

11 February 2019 https://fourtolove.com/overcoming-postpartum-depression/

Interview with NAMI - Athens, Ohio

27 June 2019 http://www.namiathensohio.org/audio/2019_WOUB_0617_Croteau.Mp3

Mrs. New York USA Ambassador 2020, Bridget Croteau, Shares her PMAD Story

11 April 2020 https://sayvilleareamoms.com/2019/11/14/mrs-new-york-usa-ambassador-2020-bridget-croteau-shares-her-pmad-story/

You Are Not Alone

11 April 2020 https://online.fliphtml5.com/eiis/kspq/#p=9

6 THINGS I WISH I KNEW ABOUT PERINATAL MOOD & ANXIETY DISORDERS BEFORE HAVING KIDS

11 April 2020 http://www.parentguidenews.com/Articles/PerinatalMoodAnxietyDisorders

You Are Not Alone

11 April 2020 https://bronx.com/you-are-not-alone/

Coffee With KJ Podcast -A Candid Chat About PPD & Anxiety - with Mrs. NY USA Ambassador

11 April 2020 http://kjandco.libsyn.com/08-a-candid-chat-about-ppd-anxiety-with-mrs-ny-usa-ambassador

LooKING to Make A Difference with Gail Show

11 April 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z2c0r1rkxM

Dynamic Moms: Moms Who Inspire

11 April 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqgz3dhlMO8
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