Helpful Links & Resources on the Web
For Moms, Dads, & Families
- Postpartum Support International
- PSI Weekly Online Support Groups
- Postpartum Progress
- PPD Support Page: Offers online, moderated discussion forums about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
- Caring Baby Nurses PPD Guide
- MGH Women’s Mental Health Center
- Action on Postpartum Psychosis Forum
- Infant Risk Center
- Mental Health America: A leading nonprofit on mental health, this links to their postpartum depression fact sheet.
- Maternal & Child Health Library (MCH): The MCH Library, compiled by Georgetown University, houses a collection of historical documents and reports related to maternal and child health in the United States and health services for children and families.
- National Institute of Mental Health: Link to the National Institute of Mental Health section on mental illness and women
- Motherisk: Motherisk provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing fetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation and environmental agents. This is a link to information about medication taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and how it may impact the baby.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline.org
Blogs by Survivors & Advocates
- Postpartum Progress by Katharine Stone
- I’m Listening by Jane Honikman, founder of PSI
- Unexpected Blessing by Lauren Hale
- Ivy’s PPD Blog by Ivy Shih Leung
- PPD in Paradise by PPD Support Hawaii
- Postpartum Psychosis and Mental Health by Jennifer Moyer
- Beyond Postpartum by Amber Koter-Puline
- PTSD After Childbirth by Jodi Kluchar
For Dads, Families, & Friends
- Boot Camp for New Dads: Boot Camp for New Dads is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.
- Mayo Clinic: “Supporting A Friend or Family Member with Depression
- Anxiety &Depression Association of America
- American Psychological Association: “Depression and How Psychotherapy and Other Treatments Can Help People Recover”
- 2020 Mom Project: The 2020 Mom Project is a national call to action that sets forth an aggressive new path for solving what some have called one of the biggest public health concerns of our time: the silent maternal mental health crisis which impacts up to 20% of expecting and new moms. The project seeks to bring about change by the year 2020.
- Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Women’s Mental Health Center Library: The MGH Library on Women’s Mental Health is a repository of useful information and frequently referenced articles compiled into different specialty areas, including psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.
- SAMHSA Toolkit: “Depression in Mothers: More Than The Blues / A Toolkit For Family Service Providers“
- North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology (NASPOG): NASPOG is a society of researchers, clinicians, educators and scientists involved in women’s mental health and healthcare. Formed in the 1960s as a collaboration among obstetrician gynecologists, psychiatrists and psychologists, the society’s aim is to foster scholarly scientific and clinical study of the biopsychosocial aspects of obstetric and gynecologic medicine.
- Marce Society: The Marce Society promotes, facilitates and communicates about research into all aspects of the mental health of women, their infants and partners around the time of childbirth. This involves a broad range of research activities ranging from basic science to health services research.
- Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN): AWHONN’s section on postpartum depression includes information on legislative advocacy as well as practice resources and a link to the organization’s position paper “The Role of the Nurse in Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders.”
- Mental Health America: Maternal Depression-Making a Difference Through Community Action: A Planning Guide
Specialized Treatment Centers
- Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health, Boston, MA
- University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
- Women and Infants Day Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
- Pine Rest Mother-Baby Program, Grand Rapids Michigan
- Emory University School of Medicine Women’s Mental Health Program,Atlanta, GA
Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Resources in Other Languages
- Spanish: Links and Materials
- Medline Plus Postpartum Depression Resources: Postpartum Depression Information in 15 languages, included Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Somali
- Maternal & Child Health Library, Non-English Language Resources
- University of California, San Francisco, Depression Prevention Course (Muñoz): Workbooks available in Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, English
- Here to Help: British Columbia Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. Publications available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Vietnamese
- International Marce Society
List of links generated by the great people at www.postpartum.net