Postpartum Mental Health
If you are not feeling like yourself since becoming a parent, you are not alone.
Over 1 in 7 new moms experience some type of postpartum emotional complication. Unknown to most, 1 in 10 partners experience similar symptoms as well.
Anxiety and depression, compounded by chronic sleep deprivation, can make your new role as a parent exponentially difficult & overwhelming.
Time to stop and check in...
How are you feeling?
Use my Mental Health Screening Checklist; an at-home, non-pathologized tool to help you start to connect with changes in your mood.Download the checklist
Is it time to reach out for support? No problem. Below you’ll find trusted organizations and communities to help you build your village and seek out the support you need.
Postpartum Support International
Free groups led by experienced support group leaders who understand the emotional challenges of expecting and new parents. Groups available each week in both English and Spanish.
Click here to create a free member account.
The Online PPD Support Group
Free chatroom and community forum to connect with other women who have or are experiencing mood disorders after pregnancy, giving birth or adopting a baby, as well as their families and friends and health professionals with an interest in reproductive mental health.
Smart Patient Postpartum Community
Free Postpartum Support International affiliated online forum that provides information and support to pregnant and new mothers suffering with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Star Legacy Foundation
Offers live, online support groups for families who have experienced a perinatal loss and for individuals experiencing a pregnancy after a loss.
Postpartum Support Toronto
Online postpartum support services including free Therapeutic E-Courses, and a DIY Support E-Book, as well as local and online support groups.
Text support in Canada
Crisis Services Canada. Call 1-833-456-4566 (Available 24/7) or send a TEXT to 45645 (Available 4pm-midnight ET)