Whether you are a dad trying to support a partner or you think you may be experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, we are glad you are here. We want you to know that you are not alone and that by getting the right kind of support, you will get better.
One in ten dads gets postpartum depression, and up to 18% develop a clinically significant anxiety disorder such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder at some point during the pregnancy or the first year postpartum.
As part of our commitment to a whole-family, father-inclusive approach to perinatal mental health, Postpartum Support International is proud to sponsor the annual International Fathers’ Mental Health Day in order to raise awareness and decrease stigma that these dads often face. You can get more information about IFMHD on our Twitter feed as well as our Facebook page.
Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)
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When you call the HelpLine, which is available 24 hours a day, you will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement, and connect you with local resources as needed.