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Depression in Mothers: More Than the Blues

A Toolkit for Family Service Providers

This toolkit (also available in Spanish) equips providers with information about depression and offers strategies in working with mothers who may be depressed. The toolkit includes resources, referrals and handouts for depression, and screening tools for more serious depression.

WIC Guidance for Screening and Referring Women With or at Risk for Depression is also available to help increase WIC staff awareness and knowledge in assisting participants diagnosed with or who are at risk for depression.


Resources for Individuals in Need of Assistance (emergent or otherwise)


new! The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support via phone or text for people in distress. This shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. There is also a web chat  available 24/7.

Prevention and crisis resources, including posters and a magnet (available in Spanish), wallet cards, and safety plan pads, are available for professionals to download or order.


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