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There are many excellent websites and publications on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and all the challenges that come with them. Some of the websites and publications listed below are specific to geography or topic; all have helpful information.

There are also helpful information sheets and online resources on a wide variety of topics that can be downloaded and printed from our Postpartum Journey Resources page.


Crisis Support

Crisis Centre of BC

Immediate access to confidential support and follow-up through 24/7 phone lines and online services.

KUU-US Crisis Line Society

Immediate access to confidential support and follow-up through 24/7 phone lines and online services.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Canada

Information to help manage anxiety plus info and self-help strategies for several disorders.

Postpartum Depression: Here to Help

Quality information and key resources in British Columbia.

Postpartum Progress

The world’s most widely-read blog dedicated to perinatal mental illness.

Postpartum Support International

Promoting awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing.

Coping with Depression During Pregnancy and Following the Birth

A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-based Self-management Guide for Women published by the BC Reproductive Mental Health Program.

Pregnancy and Parenting

Pregnancy and Parenting: HealthLinkBC

Find resources about pregnancy, parenting and how to raise healthy children.

The Pregnancy HUB

A free 12-month virtual program for parents with infants up to 12 months old who are residents of British Columbia.

The Canadian Society for Information Children

Information, support and referrals to parents and others on most any matters related to the care and well-being of families with children 12 years and under.

Parent Support Services Society of British Columbia

Working with parents and caregivers to provide emotional, educational, legal, and child-minding support. Free services in over seven languages.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre

Based in Calgary, Alberta, serving the loss community worldwide.

Return to Zero HOPE

Supporting those who have been touched by loss, including miscarriage, termination for medical reasons (TFMR), stillbirth, infant or toddler death, loss through surrogacy and failed adoption.

Counselling and other Mental Health Resources

Mind Map BC

Find free, accessible, and 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming mental health resources in BC.

Bounce Back

Free skill-building program for individuals 15+ who are experiencing low mood, depression, or anxiety. Available to residents of BC.

For Indigenous Parents and Families

Spirit of the Children Society

An Indigenous non-profit society based in British Columbia, serving families in Burnaby, New Westminster, and the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody).

Mental Health Benefit: First Nations Health Authority

Offering a comprehensive mental health plan for First Nations in British Columbia.

Doula Services: First Nations Health Authority

Birth and postpartum doula services for Indigenous parents

For 2SLGBTQIA+ Parents and Families

Counselling Program: QMUNITY

QMUNITY offers ten sessions at a reduced cost (sometimes free) of health and wellness counselling for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.

Return to Zero: LGBTQ+ Families

Resources for LGBTQ+ people who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.

For Dads

Heads Up Guys

For men. About men. Health strategies for managing and preventing depression.

New Dad Manual: Dad Central

A site developed by fathers for fathers.

Domestic Violence

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre

Services for survivors of sexualized violence who are of marginalized genders: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people.

Battered Women’s Support Services

Providing emotional support to women experiencing gender-based domestic violence and/or uncertainty during these difficult times.

BC Society of Transition Houses

Providing short to long-term shelter and related support services to women, children, and youth who have experienced or are at risk of violence.


Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide for Mothers

Our book, revised for the seventh edition, and called a “gem” by Mothering Magazine, has sold over 38,000 copies to date. This is a practical guide for mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety. The book is based on the experiences of thousands of women and describes what has helped them get through this difficult time. Print copies can be ordered in Canada directly through our office using the form below. For US or international orders, you may find it more convenient to order our US imprint through Amazon.com. An e-book version can be downloaded from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com from anywhere in the world.

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Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: A Reference Manual for Group Facilitation

The Group Facilitator’s Manual (third edition) contains information on how to start and run postpartum depression self-help support groups. The voices of women in the postpartum support groups illustrate and support the material being covered. The manual was written for those who are interested in the specialised information necessary to start and run a self-help support group for women who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety. PPPSS assumes the reader will have some prior knowledge of standard group facilitation language and techniques, and expects that anyone attempting to facilitate a group will have or seek group facilitation skills.

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Additional publications

There are helpful information sheets and online resources on a wide variety of topics that can be downloaded and printed from our Postpartum Journey Resources page.

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