Posted by: Heather Coleman | April 4, 2013

#HAWMC Day 4: Top 10 Postpartum Psychosis Resources for Recently Diagnosed

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Today’s goal is to provide a “care page”, a list of the best resources I can find for moms that have been recently diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. These resources should also support successful self-advocacy. I am providing you with my top ten list of the best postpartum psychosis resources:

1. Teresa Twomey’s book, entitled, “Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness

2. Similar stories shared on Postpartum Progress:

3. Postpartum Support International

4. Melanie’s Battle: The Hidden Plague of Postpartum Psychosis and Depression

5. Postpartum Psychosis Forum on Facebook (secret group that requires you request access to the group from an administrator)

6. What do you want to know about Postpartum Psychosis? (Postpartum Progress)

7. Postpartum Psychosis – Shedding light on the demon

8. My Postpartum Voice

9. Postpartum Psychosis Twitter Chats Now Weekly (Postpartum Progress) Information about Twitter chat held by Action Postpartum Psychosis.

10. #ppd chat on Twitter Chat is every Monday at 1:00 PM and 8:30 PM ET

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Responses

  1. I am just now reading Teresa Twomey’s book. It is such a wonderful resource. Our local community was touched by a case that ended in tragedy for the family. I realized that as a PPD and PPA survivor, I did not have any knowledge of what postpartum psychosis was like. Teresa’s book, your blog and Postpartum Progress have been crucial to me in learning more and more about PPP. Thank you.

    • You are very welcome! I’m thrilled to know that you find these resources valuable and that there are more resources available today than there were, even 5 years ago. I’m still learning about other PPMD as well. I think it is very important for us all to support each other and help education other women and their families….hopefully to prevent future tragedies.

  2. Thank you so much Heather — this is wonderful. I will be sharing this with everyone.

  3. Heather,
    What a wonderful resource. I would like to add that UNC Chapel Hill has the first free standing in-patient Psychatric Perinatal Unit that is specialized for Perinatal Mood Disorders. While being hospilized is not what anyone wants this unit support mom and her family and is a safe place to heal. The website with information about the unit is womensmooddisorders.org. Thank you so much for raising awareness of postpartum psychosis.


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