Mental health

Thinking Healthy

A manual for psychological management of perinatal depression

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 180
Publication date: 2015
Languages: English; Spanish and Turkish.
WHO reference number: WHO/MSD/MER/15.1



The Thinking Health manual outlines an evidence-based approach describing how community health workers can reduce prenatal depression through evidence-based cognitive-behavioural techniques recommended by the mhGAP programme.

This manual is the first volume of WHO’s new series on low-intensity psychological interventions.