WellMama Linn-Benton
Reproductive Mental Health & Emotional Support
Local chapter of Postpartum Support International
Your Subtitle text



Postpartum Support International (PSI)
Call or Text the PSI HelpLine at 1-800-944-4773(4PPD). The HelpLine messages are returned every day of the week. 
Mandar texto en español al 971-420-0294. 

The PSI HelpLine is not a crisis hotline and does not handle emergencies. People in crisis should call their physicians, their local emergency number or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Apoyo de PSI para las familias hispano parlantes
1-800-944-4773, #1
Llame al número de teléfono gratuito para obtener recursos, apoyo e información gratuita. Déjenos un mensaje y un voluntario le devolverá la llamada.

National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA
National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Website: 1-800-273-8255
Call for yourself or someone you care about; free and confidential; network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide; available 24/7

Linn & Benton Counties, Oregon, Crisis Lines:

Benton Co Crisis Line: (888) 232-7192

National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 - 24/7

Linn Co Crisis Line: (541) 967-3866

Baby Blues Connection  (503) 797-2843 - Portland, OR, based organization. Provides phone support through 24 hour message line, support groups, information, resources and referrals. Serves Portland, OR; Northern Oregon; and Vancouver, WA areas.

Parent HelpLine (Lane County) (541) 485-5211 - Provides referrals to counseling professionals in Lane County who self-identify as working with perinatal women.

Erikson Fussy Baby Network (888) 431-BABY (431-2229) - Provides both Spanish and English support and advice for parents regarding infant fussiness, crying, and sleep issues.

Whitebird Crisis Line (Eugene/Springfield) (541) 687-4000 - Crisis hotline with a mobile mental health program providing in-home crisis intervention in emergency situations.

(800) SUICIDE (784-2433) – National Suicide Hotline



General Information on Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Related Topics

Baby Blues Connection, Portland, OR

bphope.com - Information on Bipolar Disorder, treatment, connecting with others who have the illness

Jane Honikman is the founder of Postpartum Support International. Her website contains a wealth of information and wisdom. It is for women, families, and people who want to volunteer to help families afflicted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Several of her books can be purchased on this website.

Jenny's Light is a non-profit organization created by the families of Jennifer and Graham Gibbs Bankston in response to their tragic, unnecessary deaths due to postpartum depression.

www.MedEdPPD.org - Resources for clinicians, care providers, and families. Provides information and updates on current research including screening tools and protocols. Website is in English and Spanish.

Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the largest agency in U.S. that provides support, information, advocacy, and resources regarding Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders. PSI has coordinators in every state and many other countries.

Postpartum Progress is the world's most widely-read blog dedicated to maternal mental illness. 

PPD Support Page - Provides online support groups for women suffering from Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood & Anxiety difficulties.


For Partners, Non-Gestational Parents and Families

Parental Mental Health - Book by Jane I. Honikman & Daniel B. Singley (2020)

Postpartum Dads - Help for dads and families by providing first hand information and guidance through the experience of Postpartum Depression.

Postpartum Men - Helping men beat the baby blues and overcome depression

Resources on Pregnancy and Infant Loss



Baby Loss Support Group, Eugene, OR

Little Bird - A mom's blog with excellent resources

Glow in the Woods - Sharing experiences, and How to Help Babylost Parents

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. 

Resources on Post-Adoption Mood & Anxiety Syndromes

The post-adoption blues: Overcoming the unforeseen challenges of adoption. Book by K. J. Foli & J. R. Thompson (2004).


Post-adoption depression



Information on Medication Related to Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

http://www.ibreastfeeding.com/ - Website of Hale Publishing, company of Dr. Thomas Hale, leading expert on medications in breastfeeding.

- Website of the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition on Medications in Breastfeeding.

 - Resources for clinicians, care providers, and families. Provides information and updates on current research including screening tools and protocols. Providers can get CEU credits for taking courses on the website. Website is in English and Spanish.

- Motherisk, is a website of The Hospital for Sick Children based in Canada. The website provides information on pregnancy and breastfeeding focusing on appropriate treatments of various conditions of the pregnant and breastfeeding mother. There is information on the safety of medications, infections, chemicals, personal products, everyday exposures, etc.

- Information about medications for depression during pregnancy

www.reprotox.org - REPROTOX® is an information system developed by the Reproductive Toxicology Center. It contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, and development.

- Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health


Resources for Birth Trauma PTSD

- The Birth Trauma Association, UK

- International Cesarean Awareness Network

- PTSD After Childbirth: There are good explanations of how the disorder develops, provides suggestions for recovery and presents personal stories.

– Solace for Mothers is for mothers who have experienced a challenging childbirth, and for providers who work with perinatal women. Phone support by peer counselors is available.


Spanish Resources

http://www.postpartum.net/En-Espa%C3%B1ol.aspx  - The Spanish Resources page of Postpartum Support International



Nutritional support

– blog on recent studies on the link between nutrition and symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

- Physician-run clinic based in Maine. Provides nutritional and herbal support to women with symptoms of hormone imbalance, including Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Offers on-line questionnaires, assessments, and articles on these topics and other women’s health concerns.


Barrett, N. (1990). I wish someone had told me. Comfort, support and advice for new moms from more than 60 real-life mothers. New York, NY: Fireside.

Beck, C.T. & Driscoll, J.W. (2006). Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.

Bennett, S.S. (2007). Postpartum Depression for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing Inc.

Bennett, S.S. (2009). Pregnant on Prozac. The Essential Guide to Making the Best Decisions for You and Your Baby. The Globe Pequot Press: Guilford, CT.

Bennett, S.S., & Indman, P. (2006). Beyond the Blues: A guide to understanding and treating prenatal and postpartum depression. San Jose, CA: Moodswings Press.

Burch, E., & Sachs,  J. (1997).  Natural Healing For The Pregnant Woman: A New Approach to Pregnancy and Childbirth with Comprehensive Information. New York,NY: The Berkley Publishing Group.

Driscoll, J.W., Sichel, D. (1999). Women’s Moods: What every woman should know about hormones, the brain, and emotional health. NY: HarperCollins.

Dunnewold, A.L. (1997). Evaluation and treatment of postpartum emotional disorders. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press.

Dupuis, T. (2005). The Moody Blues.  Hong Kong:  Regal Printing Limited.

Foli, K. J., & Thompson, J.R. (2004). The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen

Challenges of Adoption.  US: St. Martin’s Press.

Fran, R. (1994). What happened to Mommy? Sangerville, ME: Eastman Publishing.

Glaesmann, S. (2007). What About Me: A Simple Guide To Self Care In The 21St  Century. US: www.staceyglpc.com.

Hale, T.W. (2008). Medications and mothers’ milk. Amarillo, TX: Pharmasoft Publishing L.P.

Halvorson, S.C. (2004). Beth. A story of postpartum psychosis. Bloomington, IN.

Honikman, J.I. (1986). How to start a parents’ organization. Chapter in Support for Parents and Infants: A Manual for Parenting Organizations and Professionals by Zachariah Boukydis, C. F. Routledge, 1986.

Honikman, J.I. (2000). Step by step. A guide to organizing a postpartum parent support network in your community. Santa Barbara, CA.

Honikman, J.I. & Singley, D.B. (2020). Parental Mental Health. Factoring in Fathers. Santa Barbara, CA.

Kendall-Tackett K.A. (2005). Depression in new mothers. Causes, consequences, and treatment alternatives. New York, NY: The Haworth Press, Inc.

Kendall-Tackett, K.A. (2008). Clinics in Human Lactation: Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Depression in New Mothers. Amarillo, TX: Hale Publishing, L.P.

Klaus, P. & Simkin, P. (2004). When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and healing the effects of early sexual abuse on childbearing women. Denver, CO: Classic Day Publishing.

Kleiman, K. (2000). The postpartum husband. Practical solutions for living with postpartum depression. www.Xlibris.com: Xlibris Corporation.

Kleiman, K. (2005). What am I thinking? Having a baby after postpartum depression. www.Xlibris.com: Xlibris Corporation.

Kleiman, K. (2009). Therapy and the Postpartum Woman. Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kleiman, K. R., & Raskin V. D. (1994). This isn’t what I expected. Overcoming postpartum depression. Bantam Books.

Lamott, A. (1993). Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.

Miller, L.J. Ed. (1999). Postpartum mood disorders. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Misri, S.K. (2005). Pregnancy Blues. What every woman needs to know about depression during pregnancy. New York, NY: Bantam Dell.

Nicholson, et.al. (2001). Parenting well when you're depressed; a complete resource for maintaining a healthy family. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Pacific Post Partum Support Society (2007). Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide For Mothers (6th ed.). Vancouver, Canada: Pacific Post Partum Support Society.

Placksin S. (2000). Mothering the new mother. Women’s feelings and needs after childbirth. A support and resource guide. New York, NY: Newmarket Press.

Poulin, S. (2006). The mother-to-mother postpartum depression support book. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Trade.

Rosenberg, D.G. & Miller, M.S. (2003). The new mom’s companion. Care for yourself while you care for your newborn. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Rosenberg, R., Greening, D., & Windell, J. (2003). Conquering postpartum depression. Perseus Publishing.

Shields, B. (2005). Down came the rain. My journey through postpartum depression. New York, NY: Hyperion.

Sichel, D., & Driscoll, J.W. (1999). Women’s Moods: What every woman should know about hormones, the brain, and emotional health. NY: HarperCollins.

Stone, S.D., & Menken A.E. (2008). Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Perspectives and treatment guide for the health care practitioner. Springer Publishing, NY.

Wolf, N. (2003). Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and The Unexpected On The Journey To Motherhood. New York, NY: Anchor Books.


Web Hosting Companies