Patricia Tomasi

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CPMHC Co-Founder & Executive Director


Patricia Tomasi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative. She is a mom of two who struggled to find help for perinatal mental illness. She suffered from postpartum psychosis – twice. In 2017, Patricia started the Facebook Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support Group providing 24/7 support to thousands of women around the world. Shortly after, she co-founded the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative. In 2021, Patricia created and edited Canada’s first comprehensive perinatal mental health anthology titled, You Are Not Alone, a collection of 49 true stories from moms across the 49th parallel chronicling the diverse mental health challenges parents experience as they embark on the stages of conception through parenthood. The book also contains vital info on perinatal mental health from experts across North America. Prior to her advocacy work, Patricia spent a decade providing communications and media relations expertise for the Ontario government and as a journalist for HuffPost, CTV and CBC news in Vancouver, Toronto, Timmins, and Thunder Bay. Patricia is now a fierce advocate who went from writing about the state of perinatal mental health in Canada to advocating for a national perinatal mental health strategy. You can find her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.