Self Help Guides are useful tools for women to use on their own or in conjunction with therapy and can help with a speedier recovery. There are several great self-help guides available.
The BC Reproductive Mental Health Program has created three amazing and incredibly detailed self-help guides for women coping with perinatal anxiety and/or depression. See the following link (http://www.bcmhsus.ca/resources/adult-resources) to access these guides:
- Coping with Anxiety during pregnancy and following birth
- Coping with Depression during pregnancy and following birth
- Celebrating the Circle of Life, Coming back to balance and harmony
The Pacific Postpartum Support Society has a self-help guide for postpartum depression and anxiety called: Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide for Mothers.
- There is a small cost.
- Visit www.postpartum.org/publications-resources/ to order your copy.
The Women’s Health Clinic offers a Coping with Change booklet at http://womenshealthclinic.