One in five to seven women will struggle with symptoms of a mental illness like anxiety or depression during the perinatal period, before and after birth (up to 2 years after birth). Partners who did not give birth can also struggle, including dads, or even grandparents or other caregivers who are very involved.
If you are feeling anxious or depressed and it's hard to deal with it on your own, you are not alone. Things will get better. Therapy can help. Contact me for more information.
This group offers online support groups (for free) to new moms as well as lots of helpful information.
PSI helpline: 1-800-944-4773
#1 En Espanol or #2 English
by Shoshana S. Bennett
A helpful book for moms and people who love them.
Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression by Brooke Shields
Shields is incredibly open and honest in this heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful story of her own struggle with postpartum depression.