PPD Resources

Are you suffering? Postpartum Depression is common and it doesn't make you crazy, a bad mother, or any other type of bad connotation you can come up with about the words. It's a disease that needs treatment. Check out these sites for more information, to seek help, and get support. You don't have to do it alone and you don't have to suffer. Do it for YOU and your baby! Get help now!

You can read my story here: http://thepessimisticmother.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-journey-through-ppd.html

Here are a few sites that gave me some insight and support when I needed it the most:

On December 19, 2007, Jennifer and Graham Gibbs Bankston tragically passed away. Jenny suffered silently with postpartum depression but her symptoms could have been detected and treated. Jenny’s Light was created by her family to be a source of information, hope and inspiration. We strive to stop this type of tragedy from happening to others. The mission of Jenny’s Light is to improve and save lives by increasing awareness of all perinatal mood disorders including postpartum depression.

http://postpartumprogress.org (website)
http://www.postpartumprogress.com (Blog)

 Postpartum Progress, founded in 2004, provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on perinatal mental illness for pregnant women and new mothers. Having already helped nearly 500,000 women and healthcare providers, the blog offers help and hope from women who've been there, providing an unflinching yet hopeful look at getting through postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, postpartum psychosis, and antenatal depression & anxiety. You'll find tips, stigma-busting commentary, support groups, personal stories from moms, photos of survivors and links to support organizations & top treatment programs.