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Self-Help Guides

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.

The Women’s Health Clinic offers a Coping with Change booklet at http://womenshealthclinic.org/what-we-do/birthing-mothering/motheringparenting-resources/