Postpartum Mental Health Resources

Postpartum Support International - PSI offers multiple free, online support groups everyday for everything from general postpartum mood support, to pregnancy loss, to bipolar and postpartum psychosis. Groups are led by people with lived experience of the group’s topic. PSI also offers a peer mentor program, provider database, helpline, Facebook group, and other resources.

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline - Free, confidential hotline available by call or text 24/7. 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS

Mom & Mind Podcast - Dr. Katayune Kaeni, psychologist and specialist in postpartum mental health, interviews moms, dads, experts and advocates about how to cope, manage and recover from postpartum mood and anxiety disorders.

Momwell Podcast - Host and psychotherapist Erica Djossa teaches strategies to help cope with the psychological and emotional load of motherhood.

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers - Over 90 percent of new mothers will have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. What if I drop him? What if I snap and hurt my baby? Mothering is so hard—I don't know if I really want to do this anymore. Gosh, I'm so terrible for thinking that! Yet for too many mothers, those thoughts remain secret, hidden away in a place of shame that can quickly grow into anxiety, postpartum depression, and even self-harm. This stigma-busting book helps new moms validate their feelings, share their fears, and start feeling better.

This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression - Written by two postpartum experts, a definitive guide offering compassionate support and solid advice on dealing with every aspect of postpartum mental health.

Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety - A compact yet comprehensive manual on prenatal and postpartum depression. Readable and practical, the authors systematically address screening and assessment, finding a therapist, myths about nursing and bonding, and treatment.

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