There is hope

Iowa's Perinatal Depression Project


  About baby blues

  About postpartum depression

  About postpartum psychosis

  What causes perintal depression
   and who is at risk?

  What help is available?  

  Facts & myths

  Resources for children

  Downloadable materials

  Additional resources




Additional Resources

Web Site Resources

Information about postpartum depression

Mental Health America
This web site describes what postpartum depression (PPD), "baby blues", and postpartum psychosis are, what the symptoms are, and what factors contribute to PPD. Also included are suggested treatments and additional resources.

National Institute of Mental Health
Links to mental health information and research studies on depression

PPD Hope Information Center (Copyright Family Mental Health Foundation)
This site offers detailed information on postpartum depression. There is also a self-screening test, stories from mothers who have postpartum depression, and additional resources for more information and support.

SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
Information about depression, including a locator to find a mental health center in your area

Iowa Women's Health Information Center - This web site and toll free call center was created to provide objective, medically accurate health information for women in Iowa.

This site explains how common depression is during and after pregnany, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how untreated depression can affect your life.

Phone Resources

Healthy Families Lines - 1-800-369-2229
The Healthy Families Line is Iowa's maternal and child health hotline. Staff can provide you with local treatment resources for perinatal depression. The line is toll-free, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Funding for this project was provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.