So you have completed treatment and are well on the journey to recovery. Great! Ongoing support from other fellow “travelers” helps you maintain emotional wellness.
We support Postpartum Support International who offers a growing library of resources for those on the journey to perinatal mental wellness including online support groups.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.
Whether you are a dad trying to support a partner or you think you may be experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder, we are glad you are here. We want you to know that you are not alone and that by getting the right kind of support, you will get better.
One in ten dads experience postpartum depression, and up to 18% develop a clinically significant anxiety disorder such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder at some point during the pregnancy or the first year postpartum. When Mom is experiencing emotional distress during the time of pregnancy and/or postpartum (after delivery), Dad/partner has at least a 30% increased chance of experiencing emotional distress as well.
The good news? There is help available. Call us.