Postpartum depression is a type of depression that may start developing during pregnancy or occur after giving birth to a child.
Pacific Postpartum Support Society is a non-profit community based organization that helps mothers, fathers and caregivers through these tough times. It’s a Vancouver based group that receives around 5,000 phone calls from British Columbian’s a year.
Sheila Duffy, the director of this organization, says that all of the staff dealing with these calls, have experienced some form of postpartum depression and she says that allows them to connect.
In the next couple months Duffy says they will be launching a new texting service.