SUMMER READING
Headed to the beach or the pool? Or maybe just the back porch?
Grab a book...a trusted oldie, a new textbook, or a heart-wrenching firsthand account. This is just a start; a longer list is available at Postpartum Support International.
BACK TO BASICS
Updated in 2019 with info
about medications and alternative therapies.
Available in Spanish.
A self-help guide based on the knowledge, courage, wisdom, and generosity of hundreds of women.
Plain English explanations
to identify symptoms,
get help, and create a
thorough recovery plan.
Many consider this "The Bible" with easy-to-read information about MMH conditions.
A great guide to help parents prepare for a baby after surviving an MMH condition.
Two psychiatrists provide an overview of emotions during pregnancy and postpartum.

ADDRESSING ANXIETY AND OCD
Almost 90% of new mothers have unwanted scary thoughts
of harming their babies.
Light-hearted yet spot-on,
this book provides reassuring guidance for new mothers.
Offers strategies, exercises,
and activities to manage
worry, panic, and anxiety.

THE FOURTH TRIMESTER
Guide to recovery on
physical, emotional,
relational, spiritual levels.
Learn how to implement
good mother care in the postpartum period.
A 12-week journal with daily prompts to emotionally guide and ground new mothers.

PROVIDING SOCIAL SUPPORT
Teaches individuals how to help women and families struggling with MMH conditions.
Learn how to facilitate a support group using this guide to the GPS support group model.
A guide to reach and teach parents how to be
peer support leaders.

PERSONAL STORIES
15 women come together to share stories about maternal mental illness.
Actress Brooke Shields was one of the first celebrities to talk about postpartum depression.
Heartrending memoir of a mother's experience with postpartum psychosis.

FOR DADS, PARTNERS, FAMILIES
New from Jane Honikman and Danny Singley: a "playbook" for the transition to fatherhood.
A must-read book for anyone supporting a new mother experiencing an MMH condition.
Help for marriages or relationships that have been impacted by MMH conditions.

FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
Learn how to contain fear, agitation, and panic to create a trusting therapeutic relationship.
Perspectives and treatment guide for healthcare practitioners.
Provides an overview of effective therapies for
treating MMH conditions.
User-friendly guide to
Interpersonal Therapy
to treat MMH conditions.

Case examples provide information about diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes.
Discusses the forces (genes, hormones, society, etc) that impact women's mental health.
Learn how to support women who experience traumatic childbirth.
Look at perinatal clinical psychology using a biopsychosocial approach.
Emerging research targeting scholars, students, and clinicians.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss
Working with Policy Makers to Address Maternal Mental Health Conditions
Our vision is that all childbearing women in the United States will be educated about and screened for maternal mental health conditions and have access to resources for recovery.