Help for Partners

Dads and non-biological moms get postpartum depression, too.

Did you know that 1 in 10 of all parenting partners experience postpartum depression? Among women, as many as 5 in 10 women can experience depression if it was present in their mother.

Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression:

  • Overwhelmed by the changes to your family, new responsibilities, and additional stress
  • Uncertain in your role, how to physically and emotionally support the mother or how to care for your new child
  • Isolated from your friends, partner, work, or baby
  • Frustrated, angry or irritable
  • Dread over what parenthood will be like, finances, fear of the future, feeling unprepared

Why it matters:

  • Parents who are involved have more socially competent, emotionally stable, and less aggressive children
  • Parents spending time with their children early on have a closer bond with their children years later

What you can do:

Reach out for support and resources:

Fill out our contact form, leave a message on our phone line or send us a text and we’ll respond within 24 hours.
Call or text: 1-800-557-8375

Join up with other parents:

We offer groups led by trained facilitators. Your feelings will be validated by people who are there to listen. You aren’t alone.

Engage your child:

Learn from volunteers and other parents with personal experiences to share.

Close up of a baby being held by someone in a beige knit sweater

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates.