Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression Resources

In the United States 10-15% of women experience postpartum mood disorders. This means that 950,000 women in the US are suffering from PPD every year. This is more common than diabetes or breast cancer. We need to talk about this more. These are our moms, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, coworkers and neighbors and they need our help. The good news is that postpartum depression is treatable and we and our loved ones can feel better. If you or someone you know might be experiencing postpartum depression it is time to reach out for help. Here are some resources.

Local Resources:

Inland Empire Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative:

Advocacy, resource, and referral information for women and families in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Katayune Kaeni, PSY.D in Claremont

Holistic Psychotherapy in Claremont specializing in Maternal Mental Health
(909) 451-9951

Emilia Ortega-Jara, LCSW

Holistic Psychotherapy in Riverside specializing in Maternal Mental Health
(951) 452-0067

Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress Group – Pomona

Facilitated by Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D.
Every Tuesday 12:30-2pm – Free
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
1770 N. Orange Grove Ave. Suite 210, Pomona CA
Childcare provided and babies welcome!

Postpartum Wellness Circle for Mamas – Riverside

Every Thursday in Riverside, CA
10-12 Spanish and 1:00-2:30 English
For information call Emilia Ortega-Jara, LCSW (951) 452-0067

Pregnant and Postpartum Drop-In Support Group – San Bernardino

Fridays 9:30-11am
1963 North E Street, San Bernardino CA
Contact: Dr. Christine Bierdrager (909) 881-6146

National Resources

These online resources have lots of great information for moms and their families

Postpartum Support International

Information on treatment support groups worldwide and resources
(800) 944-4773

Postpartum Progress – raise awareness, reduce stigma, provide
social support and connect mothers to help – a blog that offers in-depth information, support and hope for all pregnant and new moms

Postpartum Stress Center
Provide support, counseling and education to women and their families who
experience difficulties related to pregnancy, pregnancy loss and the postpartum period.

The Online PPD Support Group

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255