Patient Resources

Moms’ Mental Health Matters!

Resources for Families

WARM/HOTLINES:

Postpartum Support International (PSI) (800) 944-4PPD (944-4773)  www.postpartum.net – 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 (888) 431-BABY (431-2229) – Provides both Spanish and English support and advice for parents regarding infant fussiness, crying, and sleep issues.

University Of Utah Neuropsychiatric Unit Crisis Line (801) 587-3000. Free confidential support, including a mobile crisis team able to come to a residence when needed.

National Suicide Hotline (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

SUPPORT GROUPS:

Please see our Resources for Women and Families Tab

BLOGS
:ONLINE SUPPORT

www.postpartumprogress.com – by Katherine Stone, member of Postpartum Support International. Most widely read blog in the US on maternal mental health.

www.ppdsupportpage.com – Provides online support groups for women suffering from Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood & Anxiety difficulties.

 CHILDCARE:

Family Support Center – 801-955-9110 : www.familysupportcenter.org/

Free 24/7 care for children when parents are overwhelmed (Crisis Nursery). Three locations in Midvale, Sugarhouse, and West Valley

FOR FATHERS:

www.postpartummen.com -This website is for fathers who are experiencing symptoms of postpartum anxiety and depression which is often called Paternal Postnatal Depression.

www.postpartum.net – First Monday of every month — PSI hosts a free call-in forum for dads facilitated by a perinatal mood disorders expert. Call for information, support, and connection with other dads. See http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/  for more information and call-in number.

ADOPTION:

The post-adoption blues: Overcoming the unforeseen challenges of adoption. Book by K. J. Foli & J. R. Thompson (2004).

www.adoptionissues.org/post-adoption-depression.html http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-shock-dealing-with-post-adoption-depression_1374199.bc Online group for parents of adopted children.

DOULA RESOURCES:

Utah Doula Associationhttp://utahdoulas.org

CAPPA: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association www.cappa.net 

DONA: www.dona.org

Operation Special Delivery: Doulas for military families www.operationspecialdelivery.com

International Childbirth Education Association: www.icea.org

Childbirth International www.childbirthinternational.com

ICTC: International Center for Traditional Childbearing www.ictcmidwives.org

HealthConnect One: Learn about community-based doula programs www.healthconnectone.org

MEDICATION AND PREGNANCY/NURSING:

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.

www.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.

www.womensmentalhealth.org – Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health

BIRTH TRAUMA:

www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk – The Birth Trauma Association, UK
www.ican-online.org – International Cesarean Awareness Network

www.solaceformothers.org – Solace for Mothers is for mothers who have experienced a challenging childbirth and for providers who work with perinatal women. Phone support by peer counselors is available.

www.tabs.org.nz – Trauma and Birth Stress (TABS) is a charitable trust supporting mothers with Postpartum PTSD or who have experienced a traumatic birth.

ABORTION:

https://exhaleprovoice.org– Provides after-abortion support, resources, and events.

http://www.afterabortion.com -This site is for women who, after having an abortion, need a place to talk about it and find peer support in a neutral, non-judgemental place.

MISCARRIAGE/LOSS:

http://www.missfoundation.org -Mothers and Others in Sympathy and Support is volunteer-based organization that provides crisis support and long-term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. They have a wonderful online forum where bereaved parents can connect.

http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx -Compassionate Friends is a national self-help support organization that assists families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. Salt Lake has a local support group.

http://babylossdirectory.blogspot.com -Babyloss blog directory is an amazing list of personal blogs by bereaved parents, categorized by type of loss.

https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org -Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is a network of almost 7,000 volunteer photographers in 25 countries. At a family’s request, a NILMDTS-affiliated photographer comes to the hospital or hospice location and conducts a no-cost, sensitive, and private portrait session, offering bereaved families precious images of themselves with their child.