Crisis Phone Numbers:

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (any type of crisis)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (staff available 24/7 for support)

Postpartum Support International Warmline: 1-800-944-4773 (leave a message and a volunteer will return your call)

Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Support Websites:

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Progress

Postpartum Depression Alliance of Illinois

Breastfeeding Information:


Recommended Reading:

A Breastfeeding-Friendly Approach to Postpartum Depression, by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Beyond the Blues, by Pec Indman and Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood, by Karen Kleiman

Postpartum Depression for Dummies, by Dr. Shoshana Bennett

Rising Strong, by Brené Brown

The Postpartum Husband, by Karen Kleiman

This Isn’t What I Expected, by Karen Kleiman

Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage after Postpartum Depression, by Karen Kleiman

Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion and Other Pregnancy Loss by Kim Kluger-Bell

Therapeutic Coloring Books:

A Year of Coloring Affirmations for New Mothers (& the pocket-sized version) by Sarah Renae Clark

Moods in Motion, by Karen Kleiman


The Dark Side of the Full Moon

When the Bough Breaks

No Woman, No Cry