Did you know dads can experience depression and anxiety which can have an impact on their child’s development?
- having trouble concentrating or completing routine tasks
- loosing your appetite or not feeling interested in food
- feeling like you’re is not a good mother or father
- lacking interest in your baby or feel anxious about the baby’s health
- feeling overwhelmed by your situation and like there’s no hope of things getting better
- If you need immediate assistance, please use one of the resources now: Emergency: 911 or Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Programs in Pennsylvania, like Nurse-Family Partnership, Healthy Families America, Family Check up, Early Head Start and Parents As Teachers can help provide support and guidance to new families.
- Postpartum Support International: PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. Also list local events, trainings and volunteer opportunities.
- Postpartum Depression Philly: In Philadelphia, many organizations are working together to find better ways to support new mothers with PPD. The goal is to help new mothers, their families and their support systems better understand PPD.
- Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues. Signs, Symptoms, Coping Tips, and Treatment (Helpguide.org)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Toll-free 24-hour hotline. 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).