If you are thinking about hurting yourself or your baby, PLEASE GET HELP RIGHT AWAY!

Call a suicide hotline (free)

San Diego: 1-888-724-7240
National: 1-800-PPD-MOMS

Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911

Call your obstetrician or primary care provider

Other Resources

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Volunteer organization spreading awareness about Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and linking members to resources in their community.


San Diego extension of PSI - Postpartum Health Alliance

Warm line: (619) 254-0023

Screening Test

The Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS)
(J.L. Cox, J.M. Holden, R. Sagovsky, Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh)

Instructions: Click on the link below to complete the test. Please select the answer which comes closest to how you have felt in the past 7 days – not just how you feel today.

Please note: The EPDS is only a screening tool. It does not diagnose depression. Diagnosis can only be done by a licensed healthcare professional.

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