What Is Postpartum Depression? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Worksheet published on September 8th, 2022

What Is Postpartum Depression? Worksheet

Suffering from postpartum depression can be a scary and upsetting experience. It causes mothers to experience a depressed mood with unique symptoms and risk factors. Being aware of these symptoms and risk factors can make a difference in ensuring that an affected mother gets the treatment she needs to keep herself and her baby well.

Postpartum depression is experienced by many mothers, so it is important to spread awareness and provide education to affected parents. The condition is treatable. The first step to recovering is understanding what it is and how it affects a mother.

About This Worksheet

This is the What Is Postpartum Depression? worksheet. This worksheet provides a brief overview of what postpartum depression is and what a new mother can expect to experience from the condition. It also outlines possible causes and contributing factors to the condition, which can help expecting parents prepare for the possibility of a mother suffering from the condition.

Expecting mothers and postpartum parents can benefit from the information offered in this worksheet. The worksheet provides education about what the condition is and how it affects a family. It also provides reflection questions for a mother to begin her healing process. This worksheet is intended to be used in individual sessions with mothers who are suffering from postpartum issues. Partners of affected mothers can also benefit from the information on this worksheet.


Provide an explanation of what postpartum depression is and how it can affect a mother and her family. Explain your intention for introducing the worksheet and review its contents with the client. Allow the client time and space to complete the reflection questions. Review the results when the client is done.

This worksheet can help with developing a plan for managing postpartum depression. It can also be helpful to use this worksheet as an aid in safety planning, and teaching a client about the warning signs of postpartum depression.

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