Helping Men Beat the Baby Blues
and Overcome Depression
If you are a father and not experiencing problems with your mood, but have a partner who you believe has postpartum depression, please visit PostpartumDads.org. PostpartumDads is a web site intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD.
Resources For Men With Postpartum Depression
Unfortunately, at this point, there really are no resources specifically for dads with PPND – apart from PostpartumMen. However, we will keep this page updated and hope to be adding resources soon.
In the meantime, we recommend that you read, Postpartum Depression for Dummies, by Dr. Shoshana Bennett – which has valuable information on postpartum depression and includes a section on postpartum depression in fathers. You might also be interested in reading The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression, by Karen Kleiman, MSW – particularly if your partner has postpartum depression. There is also additional information for your partner below.
Help For New Parents
Helps parents develop the tools they need to improve their baby’s sleep. Provides custom plans to bring more restful nights to families with infants and toddlers. www.Babies2Sleep.com
The radio program Childhood Matters airs every Sunday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM in the Bay Area and 105.1 KOCN-FM in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Tune-in and join the on-air conversation at 1-877-372-KIDS (5437). For more info and to listen to past shows, visit www.childhoodmatters.org
Great Dad provides advice for dad - new, divorced, stay at home dads and single dads on parenting, pregnancy care, adoption, child care, bringing up kids and teens.
Help For Your Partner
If you’re experiencing PPND, it increases the likelihood that your partner is also depressed. It’s important that she get help for herself as well. Below are some resources for women with postpartum depression.
Postpartum Support International
The purpose of Postpartum Support International is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. It also provides important information and resources for women with postpartum depression.
Postpartum Depression Help
Expert advice from postpartum depression authority Dr. Shoshana Bennett. Available anywhere for phone consultation.
Perinatal Psychotherapy Services
Perinatal Psychotherapy Services is a collective of psychotherapists in independent practice who specialize in issues of the childbearing years, including postpartum reactions such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Services available in the San Francisco East Bay include individual therapy, couples therapy, and groups.
The Postpartum Stress Center
The Postpartum Stress Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders. In addition to this specialty the PPSC offers a full range of general counseling services to any individual or couple seeking support on the East Coast.
Beyond the Blues (Book)
"Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression" is a concise and up-to-date book for women needing help with prenatal (pregnancy) and postpartum depression.and anxiety. It contains the latest information to help women, their families and healthcare professionals.
Psychotherapy for Women's Health and Wellness
Psychotherapy for Women's Health and Wellness is a group practice
specializing in women's health, with a focus in prenatal and postpartum
mood adjustment issues. They have offices in San Francisco, Marin, and
Information on this web site is for educational purposes only. It may provide some self-help relief. However, it should not substitute for a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed mental health professional.