Local Support & Resources

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

We are glad you found us! This page lists the PSI Support Coordinators providing phone and text support and referrals, as well as other area resources such as free support groups, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and reliable services that are available at charge. For our statewide database of trained Maternal Mental Health providers please see https://maternalmentalhealth.utah.gov/

HOTLINES/WARMLINES

 Postpartum Support International (PSI)

  • (800) 944-4PPD (944-4773)
  • PSI volunteers are trained moms who’ve dealt with anxiety or depression. Support, resources, and information are free and confidential. Messages are returned within 24 hours.

Erikson Fussy Baby Network: 

University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Unit Crisis Line: 

National Suicide Hotline

  • (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

Crisis Lifeline

  • (800) 273-8255

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL COORDINATORS

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer free caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

UTAH PSI COORDINATORS

Mary Stanley
Salt Lake County
801-712-8663
mcshank@mac.com

Ashley Henderson
Salt Lake County and beyond
801-971-5187 TEXT OR CALL
ashleyh@reachcounselingutah.com

Monica Ashton
Salt Lake County
385-419-0330 TEXT OR CALL
monica@thehealinggroup.com

Amy-Rose White
Salt Lake County

541-337-4960 Text or call
arwhitelcsw@gmail.com

Jessica Allred
Weber & Davis Counties
801-856-8897 TEXT OR CALL
jessicaeallred@yahoo.com

Theresa Elliot
Utah, Salt Lake, Wasatch, Juab & Toole Counties
801-692-3023 TEXT OR CALL
telliottpsi@gmail.com

Annie Mead
Utah County
801-829-8176 TEXT OR CALL
Abcmead@gmail.com

Northern Utah: Davis, Rich, Weber, Box Elder & Cache Counties
Meradith Fraser
801-413-3245 TEXT OR CALL
meradith.psi@gmail.com

Northern Utah: Davis, Rich, Weber, Box Elder & Cache Counties
Yolanda Fredrickson
Yolanda offers support in both English and Spanish

801-899-9207 TEXT OR CALL
yolandafred.psi@gmail.com

PSI COORDINATORS – UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

To locate a PSI Coordinator in your area please click here:


TREATMENT FACILITIES

UTAH INTENSIVE PERINATAL OUTPATIENT FACILITIES

Serenity Recovery and Wellness

  • http://www.serenityrw.com/services/postpartum-intensive-outpatient-program
  • Primary Location:
    • 12447 S Crossing Drive #13
    • Riverton, Utah 84096
  • Secondary Location:
    • 39 Professional Way Suite #2
    • Payson, Utah 84651
  • For more information, call 801-984-0184
  • Serenity Recovery and Wellness offers an Intensive Outpatient Mother-infant program that meets three times a week for three hours each time.  The program is facilitated by a licensed therapist.

St. Mark’s Hospital

  • http://stmarkshospital.com/service/perinatal-outpatient-program
  • Location:
    • 1200 E 3900 S
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • For more information, call 801-268-7438
  • St. Mark’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services offers an Intensive Outpatient Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program for issues such as postpartum depression for pregnant and new mothers.
  • If you or someone you know has been experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety for more than two weeks, or if the symptoms are severe enough to interfere with daily routines, it is important to seek help now. Anyone can make a referral. Simply call the above number to speak with a specialist.

Reach Counseling

873 West Baxter Drive | South Jordan, UT 84095 
admin@reachcounselingutah.com | voice: (801) 446-3515
text: (925) 876-4282

Intensive Outpatient and regular counseling services as well as support groups for postpartum women.

INTENSIVE PERINATAL PSYCH TREATMENT FACILITIES IN THE US

(Inpatient, Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization)

Postpartum Support International list of facilities:

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UTAH SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

Moms and Moods Postpartum Support Group
Salt Lake City
Website|Email
Please call Jodi at 720-323-0682 for more information

Circles of Support
Wellness For Women
West Jordan
A Free support Group for any mom or pregnant woman that struggles with anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns.
Join a licensed social worker and other women like you in learning to use mindfulness and other coping skills to handle the specific challenges that come with being a mom.
Location:
South Redwood Public Health Center
7971 S 1825 W, West Jordan
Time:  Last Tuesday of each month 11am – 12:00pm
Circles of Support Wellness

Peer Support Group
Tuesdays from 1030-1200pm
Location: Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
1050 Sputh Temple (in the women’s center)
Telephone: 801-707-1865

Reach Counseling Free Support Group
South Jordan
no cost
Location: 885 West Baxter Drive, South Jordan 84095) call or
visit website for updated information:
reachcounselingutah.com

THE MAN CAVE – A MAN’S GROUP FOR PERINATAL YEARS
A monthly online meet up for men to improve their ability to support their partner and new baby through understanding postpartum depression and anxiety. The group will work to diversify your support methods, maximize your time and efficiency spent with your child, and provide a network of other men with similar goals. Topics include: child development, sex in the relationship, resources for dads, supporting mom (even when she is acting abnormal) and ways to maximize your effectiveness as a father.
WHEN: This group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8PM, with an additional quarterly meet up.
WHERE: Zoom online conferencing (Video call optional)
COST: This is a free, online community group. The quarterly meet ups are free. However, some meet ups may have a cost associated with them for participation. (ex. Bowling game and shoes, Buffalo Wild Wings drink and meal etc.). Every member is welcome to come and be with the group without spending money
Registration: Call 801-305-3171 to speak to our Client Care Coordinator, or submit an online request to info@thehealinggroup.com

Professionally Led Pregnancy and Loss Support Group
This group is for individuals who have experienced a pregnancy loss and offers a unique combination of education, skills, insight and guidance from a seasoned professional and support from peers.
The group will be professionally led by Monica Ashton, LCSW, PMH-C who has both personal experience and professional expertise in reproductive loss.
When:  The first Monday of every month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Registration:  Registration is required, please contact Monica Ashton, LCSW, PMH-C at monica@thehealinggroup.com or call the Client Care Coordinator at 801-305-3171

Midvale Postpartum Support Group
Did you know that at least 1 in 8 mothers face depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and up to two years after having a baby? You are not alone! This is a free group for moms or moms-to-be who want to connect with other women for support. Babes in arms welcome!
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Cost:Free
Registration: Call 801-305-3171 to speak to our Client Care Coordinator, or submit an online request to info@thehealinggroup.com


ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

Intermountain Medical Center – Facebook Online Postpartum Wellness Group

  • (801) 507-7544
  • Email: allyson.browning@imail.org – Please contact Allyson for more information
  • Offers support for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Please call or email for more information.

Village WITH (Women Investing Together in Healing): 

Online PPMD Support Group: 



Therapists and Counselors specializing in Maternal Mental Health:

PSI Utah proudly partnered with the Utah Department of Health to create and maintain a current data base of providers trained in Maternal Mental Health conditions. Please see https://maternalmentalhealth.utah.gov/

For one and one support please call or text HMG at  (801) 691-5322. The HMG staff will give callers a brief perinatal depression/anxiety screening called the EPDS, offer options for free support groups and/or trained therapists in their area as well as provide follow up after the call. 

* A note on finding a qualified therapist who specializes in pregnant and postpartum women. These specialists, often called perinatal psychotherapists, are educated about pregnancy and postpartum depression treatment options. Mood and anxiety disorders present differently during this time and require different treatment as well. The therapist should be a member of an organization that serves perinatal women, such as Postpartum Support International or our local Utah chapter, or another organization such as the Marce Society. They should have received training from PSI or another reputable organization or provider such as 2020Mom, Karen Kleinman, or a well-recognized PSI Coordinator as many offer this training in their state. A qualified therapist can name five books for families and five books for clinicians with ease as well as name several online resources.

Ask the therapist what type of therapy he or she would use. Research has shown that cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapies are the most effect methods to treat postpartum depression. This is not the time to delve deeply into childhood issues but rather the focus should be on skills, solutions, and crisis intervention. Treatment should include referrals to appropriate complementary resources, such as a support group or a psychiatrist, if appropriate. Ultimately, trust your intuition and keep looking elsewhere if the fit doesn’t seem right. Keep reaching out. You deserve to be well!


UTAH CHILDCARE

 Family Support Center West Valley Crisis Nursery: 

  • http://www.familysupportcenter.org/
  • (801) 967-4259
  • Location:
    • 3663 S 3600 W
    • West Valley, UT
  • Hours of Operation:
    • 24/7
  • Free 24/7 care for children when parents are overwhelmed (Crisis Nursery)

Family Support Center Midvale Crisis Nursery & Counseling Office: 

  • http://www.familysupportcenter.org/
  • (801) 255-6881
  • Location:
    • 777 W Center St (7720 South)
    • Midvale, UT
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Saturday
    • 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Please note that they may be opened outside of operating hours in the event of an emergency if transportation to West Valley is not possible)
  • Free care for children when parents are overwhelmed

Family Support Center Sugar House Crisis Nursery & Counseling Office: 

  • http://www.familysupportcenter.org/
  • (801) 487-7778
  • Location:
    • 2020 Lake Street (740 East)
    • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Saturday
    • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Please note that they may be opened outside of operating hours in the event of an emergency if transportation to West Valley is not possible)
  • Free care for children when parents are overwhelmed

Utah Valley Family Support & Treatment Center


FOR FATHERS

Postpartum Men: 

Postpartum Support International (List of resources for fathers): 

Postpartum Support International Call-In Forum for Fathers: 

  • http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/
  • Chat Number (800) 944-8766 (Participant Code: 73162)
  • PSI hosts a free, call-in forum the first Mondays of every month for dads facilitated by a perinatal mood disorders expert. During these sessions you can connect with other dads, and talk with a PSI expert about resources, symptoms, options and general information about perinatal mood disorders and anxiety disorders from the privacy of your own phone. There is no need to pre-register or give your name. These sessions facilitated by licensed mental health care professionals, are information only and open to anyone with questions and concerns. Limited to the first 15 callers.  Please note the bridge line will stop accepting callers when the maximum of 15 callers has been reached. Sessions will last approximately one hour. Call for information, support, and connection with other dads.

ADOPTION

 Utah Infertility Resource Center

Counseling, support groups, resources, and referrals for women and families struggling with fertility challenges.

1565 East 3300 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(by appointment only)

385-313-0990

Call/Text

By Parents For Parents: 

Book Recommendation: The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption

Infertility:

Utah Infertility Resource Center

Counseling, support groups, resources, and referrals for women and families struggling with fertility challenges.

1565 East 3300 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

(by appointment only)

385-313-0990

Call/Text


FOR BIRTH MOTHERS

Life After Placement: 


DOULA RESOURCES

Utah Doula Association: 

  • http://utahdoulas.org/
  • Email: membership@utahdoulas.org
  • The Utah Doula Association is Utah’s largest premiere doula organization. As the first doula organization in Utah, they strive to provide a community of support, opportunity and education to both doulas and families seeking a doula.

CAPPA: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association: 

  • http://www.cappa.net/
  • (770) 965-9777
  • Email: info@cappa.net
  • CAPPA is an international certification organization for doulas, childbirth educators and lactation educators. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.

DONA International: 

  • http://www.dona.org/
  • (888) 788-3662
  • Email: dona@dona.org
  • DONA International’s primary function is to provide excellent doula education and certification to a diverse population of doulas world-wide. DONA International promotes the highest quality perinatal support for birthing mothers and their families by setting the standard for doula education and training, and by advocating the research-based benefits of doula care.

Operation Special Delivery: 

  • http://www.operationspecialdelivery.com/
  • (914) 734-5003
  • Operation Special Delivery provides military families with professional labor and birth doulas on a sliding scale based on military rank and pay. All members of Operation Special Delivery wish to extend their deepest gratitude to you and your family for the sacrifices that you make each and every day.

International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA): 

  • http://icea.org/
  • (919) 674-4183 or (800) 624-4934
  • Email: info@icea.org
  • The International Childbirth Education Association is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

Childbirth International: 

International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC): 

  • http://www.ictcmidwives.org/
  • (971) 319-4282
  • Email: ictcboard@gmail.com
  • The International Center for Traditional Childbearing is a non-profit infant and mortality prevention, breastfeeding support and midwife training organization, comprised of women and men who want to improve birth outcomes and provide training opportunities in their communities.

HealthConnect One: 

  • http://www.healthconnectone.org/
  • (312) 243-4772
  • HealthConnect One is the national leader in advancing respectful, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting.

MEDICATION AND PREGNANCY/NURSING

 Utah Department of Health Pregnancy Risk Line: 

Medications and Mothers’ Milk Online: 

  • http://www.ibreastfeeding.com/
  • Website of Hale Publishing, company of Dr. Thomas Hale, leading expert on medications in breastfeeding. Provides discussion forums for healthcare providers and patients on concerns related to specific medications.

REPROTOX: 

  • https://reprotox.org/
  • (703) 203-6040
  • Email: reprotox@reprotox.org
  • REPROTOX® is an information system developed by the Reproductive Toxicology Center. It contains summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, and development.

MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health: 

  • http://www.womensmentalhealth.org/
  • (617) 724-7792
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health is to provide state-of-the-art evaluation and ongoing care for women who suffer from a spectrum of psychiatric disorders and to improve the lives of patients and their families. Clinical care at the Center is complemented by research across a range of areas including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, pregnancy and postpartum mood disturbance, and peri and post- menopausal depression. The goal of conducted research is to address critical unanswered questions which can inform clinical care and to disseminate important research findings which emerge across the field of women’s mental health.

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General Information on Maternal Mental Health

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL (PSI)

http://www.postpartum.net/

  • Postpartum Support Internationals mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. It is the vision of PSI that every women and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public.
  • For a list of local treatment programs, specialist or support groups in your area please visit the following:

POSTPARTUM PROGRESS

http://postpartumprogress.org/


UTAH MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE – PSI UTAH

http://www.utahmmhc.com/

  • https://www.facebook.com/Utahmomsmentalhealthmatters/
  • Email: utahmmhc@gmail.com
  • The Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative/PSI Utah brings women and families with lived experience together with medical, mental health & allied professionals around the state. Their mission is to exchange ideas and form relationships to increase and improve awareness, prevention, detection, and treatment of maternal mental health conditions in Utah. Our goal is to ensure that every woman in Utah receives information on risk, prevention, and treatment of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders which affect at least 13% of Utah moms. We also provide peer support services including phone, email, and support groups as well as training’s for families and providers.