Welcome to Postpartum Health Alliance

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Depression and Anxiety 

 are the most common complications of childbirth. 

They can happen in pregnancy, too.

Welcome to postpartum health alliance
You are not alone!

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), which include Postpartum Depression, affect 1 in 8 pregnant and new mothers.  

 

Whether you are a mom who is struggling, a concerned friend or relative, or a health professional, we at Postpartum Health Alliance can offer you support and referrals to resources that can help.

 

Call our warmline at 619-254-0023 to speak with a supportive volunteer about PMADs and find local resources for help.

 

Visit our blog at postpartumhealthalliance.blogspot.com for information on PMADs from the point of view of mental health professionals and survivors.

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Please visit our Supporter Page to view the generous individuals, organizations and businesses that support our mission!


 

Postpartum Health Alliance Announces TheBlueDotProject!

BlueDot

What is TheBlueDotProject?

A mom, a reproductive psychiatrist and a volunteer with Postpartum Health Alliance came together to create TheBlueDotProject.  Receiving a generous grant from the Mason Hirst Foundation, the Project intends to change the face of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by taking away the stigma and raising awareness.

Very often, when a mom is suffering from these symptoms, it can be very isolating.  Reaching out for support or talking to others isn’t always easy while feeling this way.  Yet, life goes on; there are errands to run and children to drop off and pick up.  The hope is that these BlueDots on your car’s bumper will give them hope that they will get better.   Commute by subway?  Put it on your laptop.  Spread the word:  we are everywhere.  Let her know she’s not alone.

How do I support TheBlueDotProject and get my BlueDot?

Click here to get your BlueDot! A small portion of your $10 donation goes toward printing costs and the remainder will support community-based projects that target awareness, education and treatment of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety (PMADs).

Recently, Postpartum Support International has recognized TheBlueDot as a finalist in a contest to name it as a universal symbol for maternal mental health.  They have the resources that would help catapult TheBlueDot to that level in a way that our grassroots effort might take years to make happen. 


It's now up to a public vote until May 2.  Please follow the link to vote, and share it with others.  We couldn't do it without you...
http://www.photoscramble.com/contests/maternal-mental-health-symbol-contest/

 


 

**Information on this Web site is intended only to increase knowledge on perinatal (during pregnancy and after childbirth) mood disorders. We do not intend to offer medical advice or treatment of any kind. The tools we offer, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, are intended as tools only, the results of which should be confirmed by a qualified healthcare professional. This information is not a replacement for diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. PHA cannot be responsible for actions taken without professional medical guidance.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 May 2014 00:42
 

Get Help Now

Get Help NowIf you are thinking about hurting yourself or your baby, please get help right away.

  • Call a suicide hotline (free)
    • San Diego: 1-800-479-3339
    • National:                  1-800-PPDMOMS
  • Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911
  • If you have a mental health provider, call their emergency number