The first female Speaker of the US House of Representatives in history and current House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi visited The Seleni Institute, a non profit-organization aimed at transforming mental health and wellness for women.
Pelosi toured the organization’s state-of-the-art facilities in New York City, including Seleni’s complementary care wing devoted to acupuncture and massage, individual psychotherapy offices, and group support rooms. She also had the opportunity to visit mothers and babies attending Seleni’s breastfeeding support clinic.
Leader Pelosi said, “The Seleni Institute is a remarkable model for caring for women’s mental health. The team’s passion and commitment to excellence were thoroughly evident in their work with women and families.”
After meeting with Seleni staff and clinicians, Leader Pelosi sat with Seleni founder and executive chairwoman Nitzia Logothetis, clinical director Christiane Manzella, and executive director Rebecca Benghiat.
They discussed Seleni’s 360-degree approach to supporting women and families experiencing postpartum mood disorders, infertility, miscarriage and child loss, pregnancy complications, infant sleep and eating issues, and relationship and parenting difficulties.
“Seleni’s model of care is unique, and it was an honor to share our approach and philosophy with Leader Pelosi,” said Ms. Logothetis.
“Her devotion to empowering women is long-standing, and we’re grateful to add our voice to a national conversation about supporting women and strengthening families.”
Seleni was founded by Nitzia and George Logothetis to better address the unique mental health needs of women and their families through funding research, raising and providing awareness, and providing clinical care.
To learn more visit seleni.org and watch the video below: