Visit the websites below to find help in your area or to learn more about mental health
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NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Suicide Prevention LifelineExternal
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
This organization seeks to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.
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Moms’ Mental Health MattersExternal
This initiative is designed to educate consumers and health care providers about who is at risk for depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, the signs of these problems, and how to get help.
Depression in WomenExternal
Learn about depression in women (including causes, symptoms, and treatment) from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Depression Fact SheetExternal
This fact sheet from the Office of Women’s Health discusses the types, signs, and treatment of depression.
Postpartum Depression Fact SheetExternal
This fact sheet from the American Psychological Association discusses the symptoms, associated factors, prevention, and treatment for postpartum depression.
Content provided by CDC’s Mental Health website includes basic public health information on mental health.
Video to Raise Awareness About Postpartum Depression
This video is part of the Mental Health Across the Lifespan Initiative created by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Resources for clinicians and public health professionals
ACOG Committee Opinion: Screening for Perinatal DepressionExternal
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Depression Screenings for Pregnant and Postpartum WomenExternal
Patient Safety Bundle—Maternal Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety from the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health CareExternal
AAP Clinical Report—Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal and Postpartum Depression Into Pediatric PracticeExternal
View your state’s prevalence of postpartum depression using PRAMStat, an online data platform from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.