Postpartum Support International (PSI) (800) 944-4PPD (944-4773) www.postpartum.net - Largest perinatal support agency in the U.S. PSI's toll-free HelpLine (English & Spanish) serves over 1,000 callers a month and is staffed by a volunteer team of PSI trained responders who rapidly refer callers to appropriate local resources, including emergency services.
Baby Blues Connection (503) 797-2843 www.babybluesconnection.org - Portland, OR, based organization. Provides phone support through 24 hour message line, support groups, information, resources and referrals. Serves Portland, OR; Northern Oregon; and Vancouver, WA areas.
Parent HelpLine (Lane County) (541) 485-5211 - Provides referrals to counseling professionals in Lane County who self-identify as working with perinatal women.
Erikson Fussy Baby Network (888) 431-BABY (431-2229) - Provides both Spanish and English support and advice for parents regarding infant fussiness, crying, and sleep issues.
Whitebird Crisis Line (Eugene/Springfield) (541) 687-4000 - Crisis hotline with a mobile mental health program providing in-home crisis intervention in emergency situations.
(800) SUICIDE (784-2433) – National Suicide Hotline
General Information on Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Related Topics
www.babybluesconnection.org – Baby Blues Connection, Portland, OR
www.bphope.com – Information on Bipolar Disorder, treatment, connecting with others who have the illness
http://www.clearsky-inc.com/about.php -This site of Dr. Shoshana Bennett provides excellent simple and straightforward explanations of perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, suggestions, and resources for treatment. There are links to purchase her books.
www.janehonikman.com – Jane Honikman is the founder of Postpartum Support International. Her website contains a wealth of information and wisdom. It is for women, families, and people who want to volunteer to help families afflicted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Two of her books, Step By Step and I’m Listening, can be purchased on this website.
www.jennyslight.com - Jenny's Light is a non-profit organization created by the families of Jennifer and Graham Gibbs Bankston in response to their tragic, unnecessary deaths due to postpartum depression.
www.MedEdPPD.org - Resources for clinicians, care providers, and families. Provides information and updates on current research including screening tools and protocols. Website is in English and Spanish.
www.postpartum.net – Website of Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the largest agency in U.S. that provides support, information, advocacy, and resources regarding Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders. PSI has coordinators in every state and many other countries.
www.postpartumprogress.typepad.com - by Katherine Stone, member of Postpartum Support International.
www.ppdsupportpage.com - Provides online support groups for women suffering from Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood & Anxiety difficulties.
Websites for Partners
www.postpartumdads.com - Information and resources for fathers experiencing Postpartum Depression and other mood and anxiety difficulties while their partner is pregnant or recently had a baby. Also offers support to fathers whose partners are experiencing Depression or Anxiety during or after pregnancy.
www.postpartumdadsproject.org - The Postpartum Dads Project focuses on the male experience during the Postpartum Period with the goal of collecting stories from dads about their experience with depression - either personal or their partner’s experience.
Resources on Post-Adoption Mood & Anxiety Syndromes
The post-adoption blues: Overcoming the unforeseen challenges of adoption. Book by K. J. Foli & J. R. Thompson (2004).
Information on Medication Related to Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
http://www.ibreastfeeding.com/ - Website of Hale Publishing, company of Dr. Thomas Hale, leading expert on medications in breastfeeding.
http://massbfc.org/meds/ - Website of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition on Medications in Breastfeeding.
www.mededppd.org - Resources for clinicians, care providers, and families. Provides information and updates on current research including screening tools and protocols. Providers can get CEU credits for taking courses on the website. Website is in English and Spanish.
www.motherisk.org/index.jsp - Motherisk, is a website of The Hospital for Sick Children based in Canada. The website provides information on pregnancy and breastfeeding focusing on appropriate treatments of various conditions of the pregnant and breastfeeding mother. There is information on the safety of medications, infections, chemicals, personal products, everyday exposures, etc.
www.pregnancyanddepression.com - Information about medications for depression during pregnancy
www.psych.uic.edu/clinical/HRSA/index.htm - The University of Illinois at Chicago provides phone and email consultation to providers with questions about medications, including those prescribed to pregnant or nursing mothers. (Laura Miller, MD, et al.)
www.reprotox.org - REPROTOX® is an information system developed by the Reproductive Toxicology Center. It contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, and development.
www.womensmentalhealth.org - Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health
Resources for Birth Trauma PTSD
www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk - The Birth Trauma Association, UK
www.ican-online.org - International Cesarean Awareness Network
http://www.angelfire.com/moon2/jkluchar1995/- PTSD After Childbirth: There are good explanations of how the disorder develops, provides suggestions for recovery and presents personal stories.
www.solaceformothers.org – Solace for Mothers is for mothers who have experienced a challenging childbirth, and for providers who work with perinatal women. Phone support by peer counselors is available.
www.tabs.org.nz - Trauma and Birth Stress (TABS) is a charitable trust supporting mothers with Postpartum PTSD or who have experienced a traumatic birth.
www.perinatalproject.com/links_espanol.php -The Perinatal Project with resources in Spanish.
www.wellpostpartum.com – blog on recent studies on the link between nutrition and symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
www.womentowomen.com - Physician-run clinic based in Maine. Provides nutritional and herbal support to women with symptoms of hormone imbalance, including Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Offers on-line questionnaires, assessments, and articles on these topics and other women’s health concerns.
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