You’re a good mom.

Don’t let postpartum depression make you feel otherwise.

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Postpartum Depression

Also known as Perinatal Depression, this type of depression occurs during or after pregnancy and is characterized by severe mood swings, exhaustion, insomnia, loss of appetite, hopelessness and difficulty bonding with the baby that could last longer than months. Men may experience irritability, indecisiveness, and restricted range of emotion. About 1 in 8 women experience postpartum depression after having a baby.

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Improved Clinical Outcomes

87% of Alpha mental health patients with severe depression and anxiety showed improvement after their first return visit.

Not sure if you have postpartum depression?

Find out if you need treatment by completing our free mental health assessment online.

If you are thinking about hurting or even killing yourself, get help now.

Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

How We Treat Postpartum Depression

The first step is to get a proper medical diagnosis. Available with Alpha Membership Plus, our mental health service includes your initial medical diagnosis and up to 4 covered visits per month with your Alpha Provider.

Prescription Medication

Work closely with your Alpha Provider to find the most effective medication for you.

Talk Therapy Referral

We’ve partnered with BetterHelp to provide 1 free month with a therapist (optional).

Self Care Advice

Access our expert resources and content to help reduce stress and improve mental health.

Alpha Membership Plus

Access treatment for depression, anxiety, and over 100 medical conditions*


Benefits of the Alpha Mental Health Service with Alpha Membership Plus

Up to 4 covered visits per month

Alpha Membership Plus includes 4 visits every month. Return visits help us measure your progress and adjust your treatment plan. Any future refills will depend on your completion of these return visits.

Personalized Treatment Plan

The 3 phases of treatment (acute, continuation, maintenance) are structured to minimize and prevent the return of symptoms, and prevent lifetime return of new episodes.

Unlimited Messaging

Access to the Alpha Care Team anytime with questions or concerns.

Insurance Support

Our third-party mail order pharmacy partner accepts insurance for medication. Your care team will work with you on a treatment that’s right for you.

Free Shipping

When you choose our partner pharmacy, prescription medication ships free and is delivered to your home (or pickup at your local pharmacy).

Additional Resources

Access free trial programs with our partners for talk therapy, yoga, fitness, and meditation.

Get Started

*Cost of medication not included, may be covered by your insurance. Mental health service is available only with Alpha Membership Plus.

Top Questions

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How It Works

Describe Your Symptoms

Answer questions about your health condition online.

Connect with a Medical Provider

A medical provider will review your responses and send an appropriate treatment plan. Your care is evidence-based and personalized at every visit.

Get Whole-person Care

Your care team will respond to any questions through our secure messaging platform and you can get medication at your preferred pharmacy.


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