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Resources for Maternal Depression

If you’re a mom feeling overwhelmed, anxious or helpless, you’re not alone. One in seven expectant or new mothers will experience postpartum depression. That’s not to mention those who experience depression as their children become toddlers and preschoolers. Just remember: YOU DESERVE SUPPORT.

Is this Normal?

There is a wide range of symptoms for depression, but most fall into the following categories. If you check any of the symptoms in categories 2, 3 or 4, you need to get help right away.

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For a more thorough assessment, take the anonymous self-assessment survey. www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/HORIZONSMHCENTER

Want to learn about the causes and treatments of postpartum depression? Visit the Postpartum Depression International site at www.postpartum.net.

 
Get your feelings
out in the open.
If you feel uncomfortable talking to someone you know, call the KCSL Parent Helpline at 800-CHILDREN to simply talk to an understanding person who can help you sort through your feelings and decide what do.

Your doctor (either OBGYN or primary care physician) is an excellent source of information and referrals for treatment. You can also work with the caring professionals at Horizons Mental Health Center (www.hmhc.com or 620-694-1099) to start feeling like yourself again.