In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.

The National Suicide Prevention hotline is: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

You can also text "HOME" to 741741.

Here is a list of intensive perinatal mood disorders treatment programs for women needing more focused care.


The Blue Dot Project was started by a mom who experienced postpartum anxiety. This not-for-profit organization aims to raise awareness of maternal mental health disorders and to educate the public about them.

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health has a good FAQ page specifically on postpartum depression.

Getting Support

Here is an interactive United States support map hosted by Postpartum Support International (PSI). Click on your state for local support groups, events, and other resources. For those living outside of the US, they also have international resource listings.

PSI also has a toll-free, non-emergency helpline (in English or Spanish):


They have specialized coordinators to help: dads and partners, dads with postpartum reactions, military families, Spanish-speaking families, and Arabic-speaking families...

...and weekly online support meetings.

For Dads & Partners

Here are resources specifically for fathers and partners.