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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Resources

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Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
http://www.sbpep.org
PEP was founded by a group of mothers to offer each other support after the births of their children. PEP is a nonprofit corporation staffed by trained parent volunteers.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
http://www.nmha.org
NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans through advocacy, education, research, and service.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov
This U.S. government agency is charged with promoting and improving the health of mothers and children.

American Psychological Association (APA)
http://www.apa.org
The APA provides information and education about a variety of mental health issues for people of all ages.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
http://www.dbsalliance.org
The mission of this group is to educate patients, families, professionals, and the public about depressive and manic-depressive illnesses.

American Pregnancy Association
http://www.americanpregnancy.org
This national organization promotes reproductive and pregnancy wellness.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov
NIMH offers information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses, and supports research to help those with mental illness.

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
http://www.mentalhealth.org
CMHS is a federal agency that provides information about mental health to users of mental health services, their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.

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