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Beyond the Blues
Understanding and Treating Prenatal
and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Postpartum Support International

Call the PSI Postpartum Depression Helpline: 1.800.944.4773

You are not alone. You are not to blame. We are here to help. PSI is built on the foundation of providing support to families. If you or someone you know might be experiencing symptoms of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorder, know that it is treatable and you’ve taken a very important first step. We have PSI Coordinators throughout the world who provide information and support. There is someone in your area who can help you if you are experiencing any of the following: depressed, irritable, exhausted, unlike yourself, sadness, anger, guilt, worry, feelings of inadequacy.

Need Help? PSI Offers Free and Anonymous PPD Info Sessions Via Phone 1.800.944.4773.

Chat with an expert!

If you have questions about PPD, either because you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, or want to know more as a provider, there is a wonderful free service offered by Postpartum Support International.  You can talk with a PPD expert about resources, symptoms, options and general information about perinatal mood disorders from the privacy of your own home, thanks to toll-free informational sessions.   You won't need to pre-register or even give your name, if it's important to you to remain anonymous. These sessions are held on Wednesdays at either 3pm or 9pm EST.  Dad Chat sessions are on Monday nights.  They are limited to the first 15 callers. For the call schedule and access codes you'll need to participate, visit or call 1-800-944-4773

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health

The Center for Women's Mental Health at Massachusetts General Hospital provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), pregnancy-associated mood disturbance, postpartum psychiatric illness, and peri- and post- menopausal depression.  This website helps translate current research into understandable language.  Clinical care is complemented by research in each of these areas ranging from studies of a spectrum of treatments for women who suffer from PMDD, postpartum depression, and depression in menopause to longitudinal observational studies for women who suffer from mood disorders during pregnancy.

Katherine Stone, a survivor of PPD, writes a peer-to-peer blog that covers all aspects of postpartum depression and anxiety, postpartum psychosis, and other mental health concerns connected to childbirth. Newly released research, media coverage of PPD, and her own exploits in advocacy are frequent topics. She was also named one of WebMD’s 2008 Health Heroes and a top mental health blog by She maintains many links to professional resources, blogs and research links, as well as her Surviving and Thriving Moms group.


Nurse Barb’s Blog and Guides

Straight-forward information about fertility, pregnancy, delivery, cord blood, breast-feeding, babies and more.

Depression During and After Pregnancy: A Resource for Women, Their Families, and Friends

from the Department of Health and Human Services

a helpful free booklet in English and Spanish

Fussy Baby?????????

If you're struggling to care for a baby who is fussy, crying excessively, or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding, contact us. Call the warmline at 1.888.431.BABY (2229) for telephone support nationwide.

Important information about Bipolar Spectrum Disorder

and other mental health topics


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