If you have found your way to this website and are in need of help for yourself or a loved one, here is a list of resources.

If you are afraid or planning to harm yourself, your baby or others, you need to call your healthcare provider, dial 911 (emergency services) or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you are in crisis, someone is available to talk with you now. Please know you are not alone in this. An understanding person is waiting to hear from you and help you.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

Available 24 hours a day:  1-800-273-8255 OR 1-800-273-TALK
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

NATIONAL HOPELINE NETWORK

1-800 SUICIDE
www.hopeline.com

BABY SAFE HAVEN: DO NOT ABANDON YOUR NEWBORN

AMT Children of Hope Safe Haven Program
If you are pregnant and afraid to tell anyone or if you do not know what to do with your newborn baby, call for help or take your baby to any hospital emergency room. Your secret and baby will be safe. The police will not be called. You will not have to answer any questions. Confidential help and support are available to you.
1-877-796-HOPE
1-877-796-4673
www.amtchildrenofhope.com

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-2253
1-800-4-A-CHILD
www.childhelpusa.org

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE

DBSA offers information on depression and bipolar disorder as well as listings to patient support groups across the USA.
www.dbsalliance.org

THE MARCÉ SOCIETY FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

Dedicated to supporting research and assistance surrounding prenatal & postpartum mental health for mothers, fathers and their babies.

www.marcesociety.com

MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA

Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.
www.nmha.org

NAMI: NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS – MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest nonprofit, grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support organization.
www.nami.org

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)

The largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses.
www.nimh.nih.gov

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL (PSI)

The non profit organization providing resources with extensive social support network throughout the United States and worldwide. Multi-lingual information for healthcare providers and the public. Free weekly educational telephone group sessions, on-line support and support for dads and military families also available.
www.postpartum.net

WARMLINE:  800-944-4PPD (800-944-4773)

INTENSIVE PERINATAL PSYCH TREATMENT IN THE U.S. 

Chapel Hill, NC, UNC Perinatal Psych Inpatient Unit

Providence RI, Brown/Women & Infants Providence RI

Mountain View CA, El Camino Hospital Maternal Outreach Mood Services (MOMS)

Grand Rapids, MI, Pine Rest Mother and Baby Program

Minneapolis MN, Hennepin Mother-Baby Day Hospital

Long Beach CA, Community Hospital Long Beach  Inpatient Program 

San Diego, CA, UC San Diego Maternal Mental Health Program

For a complete list click on this link:  http://www.postpartum.net/professionals/intensive-perinatal-psych-treatment-in-the-us/

HRSA AND US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES’ SITE ON PERINATAL DEPRESSION.

Download or order free booklet Depression During and After Pregnancy: A Resource for Women, Their Families and Friends (English and Spanish)
www.mchb.hrsa.gov/pregnancyandbeyond/depression/

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS

Clinical mental health counselors provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy that combines traditional psychotherapy with a practical, problem-solving approach to create a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution. Here a few links to help you locate one in your area.
www.amhca.org/public_resources/default.aspx
www.1-800-therapist.com
therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY

AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide.  AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.”
www.suicidology.org

BRING CHANGE 2 MIND

Working together to erase the stigma of mental illness. Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign founded by Glenn Close, The Balanced Mind FoundationFountain House, and Garen & Shari Staglin of the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO), aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness. The idea was born out of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn more about mental illness, which both her sister, Jessie Close, and nephew, Calen Pick, live with. www.bringchange2mind.org

CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit mental health watchdog, responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices. www.cchr.org

U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Protecting the public health by assuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective. www.fda.org

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE US, CANADA, UK, SOUTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

www.postpartumprogress.com/postpartum-depression-support-organizations-in-the-us-canada-uk-south-africa-australia-new-Zealand

ONLINE POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT RESOURCES

www.postpartumdepression.yuku.com

www.ppdsupportpage.com

www.postpartumprogress.com

www.jennyslight.org

www.postpartummen.com

COMPLIMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH

2013 Resource Guide from Mental Health America

THE SYMPTOMS OF POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS

A short video describing the symptoms of postpartum psychosis from 5min Life Videopedia

POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS- MORE THAN THE BABY BLUES

An article in H News, Canada’s health-care newspaper

APP: ACTION POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS

APP is a network of women across the UK and further afield who have experienced PP. It is a collaborative project run by women who have experienced PP and academic experts from Birmingham and Cardiff Universities.

HEALTHY MOM, HAPPY FAMILY: UNDERSTANDING PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM MOOD & ANXIETY DISORDERS

Preview a 13-minute video produced by Postpartum Support International. Available through www.postpartum.net. Helps reassure and educate new mothers, family and helpers. The poignant stories in the video are complemented by up-to-date information from three experts in the field.

THE BOOK UNDERSTANDING POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS

Offering an understanding of postpartum psychosis, this riveting book explains what happens and why during this temporary and dangerous disorder that develops for some women rapidly after childbirth.

PERSONAL STORIES OF POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS

News Report from BBC

A MOTHER'S CLIMB OUT OF DARKNESS

A Story about Overcoming Postpartum Psychosis

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DARK SIDE OF THE FULL MOON

A full feature documentary about what happens when mental health meets motherhood.

www.DarkSideoftheFullMoon.com