Where Can I Get More Information?
There are many excellent resources on Perinatal Depression.
At your local public library, you can use the Internet
or check out books to get important information. There
are telephone hotlines and support services where you
can ask questions. Also, your health care provider may
have additional resources. The more you understand about
Perinatal Depression, the better you will be able to
care for yourself and the ones you love.
Where Help is Available
Support International (not a U.S. Government Web
Phone: 800-944-4PPD (800-944-4773)
For information on treatment, support groups and resources
in the United States and 25 countries.
Postpartum Education for Parents
(In Spanish: 800-504-7081)
For information on prenatal services in your community.
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National
Mental Health Information Center
For information on depression, including a locator to
find a mental health center in your area.
Health Information Center
Phone: 800-994-WOMAN (800-994-9662)
Frequently asked questions about depression and pregnancy.
of Mental Health
Health information and research studies on depression.
American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists (not a U.S. Government
Resources for you and your health care provider.
National Mental Health
Association (not a U.S. Government Web site)
Phone: 800-969-NMHA (800-969-6642)
For information on Perinatal Depression, including a
locator to find a mental health center or provider in
by Shoshana S. Bennett and Pec Indman (Moodswing Press,
2006) Available in Spanish
Beyond the Birth: What No One Ever Talks About, by Dawn Gruen, Rex Gentry, Abby Meyers,
and Sandra Jolley (Depression After Delivery, 2003)
The information on this Web site is not a substitute
for personal medical advice, attention, diagnosis or
treatment. If you have questions or concerns about your
health or the health of your baby, consult your health
Created: November 2006
I recognized the symptoms
and took charge. It was not easy,
but with support from my family,
friends, and doctors, and drawing
on my own personal strength, I
overcame Perinatal Depression
and today I am moving forward.
My family is well. My baby is
well. And most importantly, I