Schatten & Licht e. V.

Pre and Postpartum Crises

Initiative for Peripartal Mental Disorders

A self-help organisation for peripartal mental disorders
Official member of Postpartum Support International -
a worldwide network helping women suffering from postpartum depression and psychosis

 Honorary members: Prof. Dr. John Cox, University of Edinburgh & Prof. Ian Brockington, University of Birmingham


The Schatten & Licht website aims to make it easier for women and families to cope with peripartal mental disorders.

We hope that the addresses, information and references on this website will help you.

The ‘Depression after Birth’ brochure and ‘Mothers Alone’ flyer can be requested from the association free of charge by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We check the content of the website regularly, but please contact us if any information is out of date.

We would be very grateful to receive any additional information on literature, experts and therapies.