PHA'S MISSION

We provide perinatal mental health awareness, education, and referrals to San Diego parents and providers.


Despite being the most common complication of childbirth, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) continue to be under-recognized, undiagnosed, untreated (although highly treatable), and stigmatized.

We work hard to change that.

 

You are not alone.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) impact 1 in 5 moms (and 1 in 10 new dads).

We are here to help!

Whether you are personally struggling, a concerned love one, or a health professional, we at Postpartum Health Alliance can offer you personalized support and referrals to specialized San Diego professionals.

If you need immediate support please call the San Diego Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. The toll-free call is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

PHA UPDATES

PHA is excited to announce that the 2021 Board application window is now OPEN!! If you have a passion for PHA's mission and interested in a leadership position, we'd be honored to have you on our team.

UPCOMING EVENTS

This workshop is for anyone interested in better understanding the support reproductive psychiatrists can offer individuals in the perinatal period.

COVID-19

Now more than ever, PHA's professional members are here for you! Check out our ever-growing list of online support and treatment options for San Diego families.

Special thanks to the Alliance Healthcare Foundation. Without their generous support, our current operations would not be possible.

Welcome

Established over two decades ago by a passionate group of clinical professionals, the Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA) has been advocating for parental mental health before it was cool. Now we are San Diego's go-to nonprofit for perinatal (pregnant and postpartum) families and professionals.

What's up with the blue dot?

The Blue Dot Project

BlueDotA mom, a reproductive psychiatrist and a volunteer with Postpartum Health Alliance came together to create TheBlueDotProject. Receiving a generous grant from the Mason Hirst Foundation, the Project intends to change the face of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by taking away the stigma and raising awareness.

The Blue Dot is the national symbol for maternal mental health survivor-ship, support, and solidarity.

Very often, when a parent is suffering from PMAD symptoms, it can be very isolating. The hope is that seeing these Blue Dot magnets and stickers around town, will spread the word: we are everywhere. Let them know they're not alone.

Take a Screening Test

FEEL LIKE YOU MIGHT BE SUFFERING FROM PERINATAL DEPRESSION? TAKE A 10- QUESTION SELF RATING SCALE TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION AND SHARE THE RESULTS WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.