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For suicide intervention, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to get help by phone at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Toll-free in the U.S. 24 hours a day.
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Google has launched a free, confidential postpartum depression self-assessment tool for women who may be struggling with symptoms of postpartum depression. Some women may experience feelings of sadness during the first few days after childbirth but symptoms persisting over a few weeks may indicate postpartum depression. According to the CDC, about 1 in 8 American women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Depression rates vary but has been estimated to be as high in 1 in 5 women. Google’s self-assessment tool uses screening questions derived from the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS-10).
“Baby Blues” vs Postpartum Depression
|“Baby Blues”||Postpartum Depression|
|Mood swings||Having thoughts of hurting the baby|
|Crying spells||Having thoughts of self-harm|
|Sadness||Sleeping too little or too much|
|Anxiousness||Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy|
|Feeling overwhelmed||Lack of interest or feeling disconnected to the baby|
|Difficulty sleeping||Withdrawing from friends and family|
Women experiencing “Baby Blues” or depressive symptoms longer than two weeks should seek treatment. Google’s self-assessment tool is not intend to diagnose the condition but based on the answers provided Google will provide information for additional resources. Depression is treatable mental illness. The first step is to seek advice from a medical or mental health professional.
Google Postpartum Depression Self-Assessment
If you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, call or text the Postpartum Support Helpline.
Postpartum Support International Helpline: Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD) Option 1 en Español or Option 2 for English. Text in English: 1-800-944-4773 or Text en Español: 1-971-203-7773. Leave a confidential message and a trained volunteer will return your call or respond to your text and help connect you with providers and resources in your area.