did you know?

A new mother might not recognize depression or anxiety because she is tired, overwhelmed, or simply adjusting to life with a baby.

did you know?

A new mother might not recognize depression or anxiety because she is tired, overwhelmed, or simply adjusting to life with a baby.

Useful Links

Using the Internet to Find Health Information

The Internet can be a good source of information on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. You can find research results, stories from survivors and much more. And every day, more information becomes available.

While having access to information on the Internet is a good thing, there is one important drawback - the often unknown reliability of the information. So how can you be sure you're getting the best information possible? Outside of a website referral from a trusted source, the best way to be sure that the content of a site is correct and up-to-date is to rely on a few well-known, trusted websites. The ones we have listed below are sites that are carefully moderated and offer trusted information.

Scroll down to find resources for Moms and Families, Blogs by Survivors and Advocates, For Dads, Partners, and Friends, for Professionals, Specialized Treatment Centers, Foundations, and Multi-Language Resources

For Moms, Dads, and Families

Websites:


Postpartum Support International


Postpartum Progress


Online PPD Support Group

Offers online, moderated discussion forums about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

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The MCH Library, compiled by Georgetown University, houses a collection of historical documents and reports related to maternal and child health in the United States and health services for children and families.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 and Friends

Postpartumdads.org


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 Disorders Association of America: “Helping a Family Member"


American Psychological Association: “Depression and How Psychotherapy and Other Treatments Can Help People Recover”


For Professionals

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. 

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. 

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


PineRest Mother-Baby Program, Grand Rapids Michigan


Emory University School of Medicine Women’s Mental Health Program, Atlanta, GA


Foundations

Jenny’s Light

Sounds of Silence Foundation

Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation

Melanie’s Battle

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


Using the Internet to Find Health Information

The Internet can be a good source of information on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. You can find research results, stories from survivors and much more. And every day, more information becomes available.

While having access to information on the Internet is a good thing, there is one important drawback - the often unknown reliability of the information. So how can you be sure you're getting the best information possible? Outside of a website referral from a trusted source, the best way to be sure that the content of a site is correct and up-to-date is to rely on a few well-known, trusted websites. The ones we have listed below are sites that are carefully moderated and offer trusted information.

Scroll down to find resources for Moms and Families, Blogs by Survivors and Advocates, For Dads, Partners, and Friends, for Professionals, Specialized Treatment Centers, Foundations, and Multi-Language Resources

For Moms, Dads, and Families

Websites:


Postpartum Support International


Postpartum Progress


Online PPD Support Group

Offers online, moderated discussion forums about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

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 and Friends

Postpartumdads.org


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 Disorders Association of America: “Helping a Family Member"


American Psychological Association: “Depression and How Psychotherapy and Other Treatments Can Help People Recover”


For Professionals

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. 

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. 

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


PineRest Mother-Baby Program, Grand Rapids Michigan


Emory University School of Medicine Women’s Mental Health Program, Atlanta, GA


Foundations

Jenny’s Light

Sounds of Silence Foundation

Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation

Melanie’s Battle

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


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