WEBTREATS: Depression and Postpartum Depression

This list, prepared by Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.   Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further,the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive;  the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.  mash/ym 7/19/2019

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Resources for Disabled, Impaired or Reentering Physicians for related links.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
The AACAP site has   information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, and much more.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

The AAFP provides information for teens about mental health issues including depression, stress, and suicide through their FamilyDoctor.org website.


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The AAP provides information for teens about mental health issues including depression and suicide through their healthychildren.org website.


American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

AAS provides information on the prevention of suicide and links for professionals.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
ACOG Patient Education Pamphlets are available fulltext in the member section and summaries are available from the homepage.   Consumers may leave requests online to have samples mailed to them.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) 
The APA site has information on choosing a psychiatrist and information on mental illnesses.

American Psychological Association - Depression 
The APA site provides links to consumers on depression.   The APA site also offers links to many other topics as well, such as, obesity, shyness, women & men.

American Self Help Group Clearinghouse - Self Help Group Sourcebook Online
This site provides links to organizations and self-help groups on a variety of mental health topics including depression and postpartum depression.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 
This patient directed organization can provide information on many aspects of depression and bipolar diseases.

Families for Depression Awareness 
This site provides information to help families recognize and cope with depressive disorders.

MedlinePlus: Depression 
The National Library of Medicine's information page on depression is designed to direct users to a variety of resources to help them research their questions on depression.   Access to MEDLINE, organizations, statistics, and fulltext materials is provided in an integrated environment.

Mental Health America 
The NMHA is the country's leading organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. To download the NIMH publications on depression, go to:   http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/depressionmenu.cfm.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Help for those considering suicide, can provide information online or by calling their hotline – 800-273-TALK (8255).

North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology (NASPOG)
The aim of the Society is to foster scholarly scientific and clinical study of the biopsychosocial aspects of obstetric and gynecologic medicine. The aim is broadly defined to include the psychological, psychophysiological, public health, socio-cultural, ethical and other aspects of such functioning and behavior.


PostpartumDepression.org is a community website to share stories of women and men who have experienced postpartum depression.

Postpartum Support International (PSI)
PSI is an international network which focuses on postpartum mental health and social support.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The National Mental Health Information Center is a gateway to federal information on mental health.  The site includes a mental health services locator, hotlines, and information on their call center.


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