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Additional Resources

Use the following links to find reliable information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

 


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Public Awareness, Support and Education

Med Ed postpartum depression education website for patients and providers, supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (English and Spanish)

National Women’s Health Information Center

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Progress

Postpartum Dads, support and information for fathers and partners

Support for men who are experiencing postpartum themselves

Resources and support for adoptive families

Online postpartum support group

US Department of Health and Human Services Educational Materials (English and Spanish)


Provider Tools and Training

MedEdPPD has many trainings and resources for professionals and other providers

The Commonwealth Fund’s “Implementation Guide: Parental Depression Screening for Pediatric Clinicians”

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Women’s Mental Health

The Provincial Reproductive Mental Health Program Self-care Patient Guide for Women with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (pdf)

Perinatal Foundation and Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care

University of California, San Francisco, Depression Prevention Course (Muñoz)

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, “Guideline for Postpartum Depression”

Support and training to enhance primary care for depression

University of Washington, online postpartum depression training for nurses


Research and Policy Reports

Federal Maternal Child Health Bureau’s online library knowledge path on maternal depression

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child’s working paper, “Maternal Depression Can Undermine the Development of Young Children” 2010

National Academy for State Health Policy Issue Brief, “Financing Strategies for Medicaid Reimbursement of Maternal Depression Screening by Pediatric Providers,” April 2006

National Center for Children in Poverty, “Reducing Maternal Depression and its impact on Young Children: Toward a Responsive Early Childhood Policy Framework,” 2008

National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Policy, “Improving Maternal and Infant Mental Health: Focus on Maternal Depression,” 2005

National Institute for Health Care Management, “Identifying and Treating Maternal Depression: Strategies and Considerations for Health Plans,” 2010

National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, “Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children: Opportunities to improve identification, treatment and prevention,” 2009 


Resources in Other Languages

Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio. Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Cuando el centro contesta su llamada, usted estará hablando con una persona que le escuchará, le hará preguntas y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para ayudarlo.

Postpartum Support International is available en español 

PSI Resources in Other Languages

Safenet/211info en español

Baby Blues Connection en español

Wellmama links to resources in other languages