A Message from the Commissioner:
Between 15 and 20 percent of all women experience some form of pregnancy-related depression or anxiety. It could include prenatal depression, the "baby blues," postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. But the good news is, maternal depression is treatable.
Under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State is working to expand its resources for new mothers who experience any degree of Maternal Depression. While the Office of Mental Health works on this initiative, we wanted to ensure that every mother, and their loved ones, have access to the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on maternal depression, including a list of providers who specialize in this area.
Please take a moment to click through the resources below. If you have any questions or would like someone to talk to, call NYS’s Prenatal Care hotline: 1-800-522-5006 (TTY 1-800-655-1789). We are here to help.
-Commissioner Ann Sullivan
New York’s Department of Health offers information for healthcare providers and hotline numbers for new parents in need of immediate help.
The Postpartum Resource Center of New York offers support and education around perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. This site includes a state-wide resource directory with an interactive search function to find the help you need.
PSI offers a range of resources including educational brochures, live chat with experts, and tools for new moms. There is also a special section just for new dads and partners.