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- Maternal & Child Health Library (MCH): The MCH Library, compiled by Georgetown University, houses a collection of historical documents and reports related to maternal and child health in the United States and health services for children and families.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 Progressby Katharine Stone
- I’m Listeningby Jane Honikman, founder of PSI
- Unexpected Blessingby Lauren Hale
- Ivy’s PPD Blogby Ivy Shih Leung
- PPD in Paradiseby PPD Support Hawaii
- Postpartum Psychosis and Mental Health by Jennifer Moyer
- Beyond Postpartumby Amber Koter-Puline
- PTSD After Childbirth by Jodi Kluchar
Children’s Book – The Little Blue Rocket Ship by Jessica Wendi Abel
THE LITTLE BLUE ROCKET SHIP: A STORY ABOUT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION is told by a boy who sees changes in his mom after she has a baby. As the boy explores his own feelings and questions, he is reassured by his mom’s continued love for him. Blending together fiction storytelling with supportive communication strategies, THE LITTLE BLUE ROCKET SHIP encourages open dialogue about postpartum depression between family members.
Official Website: LittleBlueRocketShip.com
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
- SoberDoc.com – Kent Hoffman, DO, Orlando Drug Rehab
- Palm Beach Institute – Florida Drug Rehab Center
- Addiction Help
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