Visit the websites below to find help in your area or to learn more about mental health

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National Alliance on Mental Illnessexternal icon
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 icon
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Postpartum Support Internationalexternal icon
This organization seeks to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.

Learn More about Mental Health

Moms’ Mental Health Mattersexternal icon
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 icon
Learn about depression in women (including causes, symptoms, and treatment) from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Depression Fact Sheetexternal icon
This fact sheet from the Office of Women’s Health discusses the types, signs, and treatment of depression.

Postpartum Depression Fact Sheetexternal icon
This fact sheet from the American Psychological Association discusses the symptoms, associated factors, prevention, and treatment for postpartum depression.

Mental Health
Content provided by CDC’s Mental Health website includes links to tools and resources as well as information on coping and COVID-19.

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

Lifeline for Moms Perinatal Mental Health Tool KitTMexternal icon
ACOG Committee Opinion: Screening for Perinatal Depressionexternal icon
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Depression Screenings for Pregnant and Postpartum Womenexternal icon
Patient Safety Bundle—Maternal Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety from the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Careexternal icon
AAP Clinical Report—Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal and Postpartum Depression Into Pediatric Practiceexternal icon

View your state’s prevalence of postpartum depression using the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.