Postpartum depression society introduces text support for new parents


Pacific Post Partum Support Society 
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It is estimated that one out of six women and one out of ten men experiences troubling depression or anxiety after the birth or adoption of a child.

Feelings of postpartum depression may include anything from despondency to emotional instability, anger to guilt, tearfulness to worrying, anxious thoughts to feelings of inadequacy.

The Pacific Post Partum Support Society encourages people who are experiencing any symptoms, and whose youngest child is younger than three years old, to reach out for support.

What’s more, the society is introducing text support starting this February. The service is available to mothers, fathers, pregnant women and their partners, concerned family and friends as well as professional and community helpers.

The service is useful for those who experience spotty reception, don’t want people to hear their conversation, or simply prefer to text instead of phone.

Pacific Post Partum Support Society 
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The society has been operating since 1971 as a grass roots initiative based on a ‘mothers supporting mothers’ treatment model.

Pacific Post Partum Support Society

When: Hours of Operation – Monday to Friday 10 am – 3 pm
Contact: 604-255-7999 or Toll-Free 855-255-7999