Tiamoyo Arts and Education
Tiamoyo=TEE-ah MOY-oh:  Swahili=to encourage; from the heart
...if it is encouraging, let him encourage...Romans 12: 8


Women's Mental Health Advocate/Speaker

Dr. Cheston educates audiences in the awareness of Postpartum Depression. Her energetic and captivating presentations offer insight into the suffering by women (and their families) whom have experienced postpartum mental disorders. Although effective treatment is available, postpartum mental disorders often are undiagnosed and untreated. Increasing awareness within the medical community suggests the need for more education regarding postpartum disorders among medical professionals and the general public. Thus, her advocacy activities have occurred within the medical community and in other settings.


Dr. Cheston's personal experience with Postpartum Depression persuaded her to become an eager, tireless advocate, using her candidness to eradicate the stigmas often associated with mood disorders. Her mission is to bring about an awareness of mental health issues, particularly as the issues relate to women. As a wife and mother, she believes that education about mood disorders, including symptom recognition, will result in hope, effective treatment, and the preservation of families and other relationships.


Dr. Cheston's advocacy work includes:

Focus Meeting Participant-Cleveland Regional Perinatal Network

Several television appearances on local news broadcasts

Recurrent guest speaker at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Faculty member at continuing education conference sponsored by Case Western Reserve University Departments of Reproductive Biology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics and University Hospitals of Cleveland

Consultant for pharmaceutical research, University Hospitals of Cleveland

Appeared on national television-ABC Primetime Live: Episode on Postpartum Depression

Featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article (March 2, 1999) and in the May 1996 issue of Cleveland Magazine-Guide to Mental Health-Focus on Depression

Featured in continuing education video for clinical social workers for The Cleveland Clinic

Featured guest on Cleveland Talk Radio's Healthy Mind Show, Sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board

Provided Awareness Training for outreach workers in the Healthy Family/Healthy Start Program

Speaker at University of Akron's Department of Nursing Conference

Speaker at Ohio Department of Mental Health Conference

Speaker at Fairview General Hospital Wellness Center

Speaker at Hillcrest Hospital

Speaker at Berea City School District Community Services

Speaker at Kenston Community Education

Support group facilitator, national telephone support and resource person, member of Postpartum Support International;  former member of Depression After Delivery-National, Inc.

The following information may be very helpful to you:


POEM- Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms

Website: www.poemonline.org Email: poemonline@yahoogroups.com

Phone: 614 315-8989 Address: PO Box 20635, Columbus OH, 43220 USA


Therese Roush --- Intake Coordinator - Email: therese@poemoneline.org

Tonya Fulwider --- Director - Email:tonya@poemonline.org

Amy Burt --- Group Facilitator - Email: amy@poemonline.org

 Learn more about Postpartum Depression. Visit Depression After Delivery, Inc. Learn more about Postpartum Depression. Visit Postpartum Support International.
 E-mail Dr. Cheston to book as speaker/advocate for your next conference.