Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Postpartum Bipolar

The Postpartum Support International Warmline—1-800-944-4773(4PPD)—is a toll-free telephone number for basic information, support, and resources in Spanish and English. Warmline messages are returned every day of the week. The volunteer will give you information, encouragement, and names of resources near you.

Postpartum Support International also offers online support groups in English and Spanish led by trained facilitators.

If you feel suicidal or know someone who needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

Dyane Harwood is an author and mental health advocate. Her memoir, Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder, with a foreword by Dr. Carol Henshaw, will be published on October 10, 2017, by Post Hill Press. Twitter: @DyaneHarwood