Postpartum Depression: It’s Not Just the Baby Blues

There is a wide range of mental health challenges that can be experienced by parents during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Melissa will dispel the myths surrounding postpartum depression and help paint a more accurate picture of what to watch out for and how parents can be helped to recover from these disorders.
Resources Mentioned:
- Postpartum Support International (PSI):
- PSI Online Support Meetings:
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHATX):
- Hand to Hold:
- Mother to Baby:


Melissa Bentley, LPC, PMH-C

Support Coordinator Manager | Postpartum Support International

Melissa Bentley is the Support Coordinator Manager at Postpartum Support International. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and began as a PSI Coordinator in 2015, helping those in Austin and across Texas. She is President-Elect on the Board of Directors for a local nonprofit, Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas, where she developed a Therapy Voucher Program for new mothers unable to afford counseling services. She is the President of the PSI Texas Chapter and is excited to see how the team can help improve services available across the state. Melissa runs a weekly in-person support group for pregnant and postpartum moms and co-leads PSI’s Online Support Group for NICU parents. She is passionate about connecting people to support, resources and information.

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