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Dads’ Mental Health

Postpartum Mental Health is a Men’s Issue

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 or Text or HelpLine

Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)
English and Spanish

Text 503-894-9453

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.

New! Monthly Dad Support Group

Free online space for dads to connect with other dads and gain practical tips from managing stress, adjusting to parenting, Daddy Blues, or trying to figure out how best to support your partner. First Friday of Every Month at 7am PST/10am EST

Chat with a Fatherhood Expert

Join our monthly “Just for Dads Chat” facilitated by fatherhood expert and PSI Board Member Dr. Daniel Singley. There is no need to pre-register or give your name. 

Connect with a PSI Support Coordinator near you.

PSI has Support Coordinators in all fifty states and in 40 other countries. We have listings of specially-trained mental health providers for dads in all 50 US states.View our U.S. Support Map here or our International Listings here and find help.

Write directly to info@postpartumdads.org for support or to join a private Facebook Group just for dads.

Additional Resources for Dads:

Postpartum Support International.