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Maternal Mental Health

The terms "Perinatal Mental Health" and "Maternal Mental Health" both refer to mental health during the time of pregnancy and/or the postpartum period.

A pregnancy and a new baby can bring emotional ups and downs. For weeks following birth, moods may fluctuate, commonly called the "baby blues." This is typical and fades away in two to three weeks without treatment. On the other hand, some women experience more severe mood disorders related to pregnancy and throughout the first year after delivery, such as depression and anxiety.

1 in 5 mothers experience a perinatal mental health condition. If you have noticed changes in your mood, feelings, energy level, or behaviors affecting your everyday life, you are not alone.

Maintaining your mental health is vital for your overall well-being and that of your family. You deserve to feel as healthy as possible and receive the support you need. 

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 Resources

Better Beginnings

"Our specialization focuses on perinatal mental health for women, men and families. We bring all the resources needed for complete intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization including onsite psychiatric services."

betterbeginningsfl.com

(386) 518-6089

The Motherhood Space

"A part of Baptist Medical Center, our specialized team helps pregnant and new moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), often referred to as postpartum depression."

baptistjax.com/maternal-mental-health

904.376.3800

Therapy for Black Girls

"Successful therapy depends on a great client-therapist fit. Find trusted, culturally responsive therapists to provide support and help you navigate life."

therapyforblackgirls.com

@therapyforblackgirls

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Pregnant or just had a baby? 

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline is free, confidential, and here to help, 24/7. in English and Spanish.

1-833-TLC-MAMA

1-833-852-6262

Call or Text

Postpartum Support International

Get Help

Call the PSI HelpLine:

1-800-944-4773
#1 En Español or #2 English

Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN)
Text en Español: 971-203-7773

*The PSI HelpLine does not handle emergencies.
HelpLine hours are 8am-11pm EST
Services are in English and Spanish
People in crisis should call their local emergency number or the

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.

Her Hope Behavioral Health

At Her Hope, we work hard to create a safe place, and hold space for, those who need us. From the teen years through menopause and everything in between, our team is uniquely equipped (through training, personal experience and clinical experience) to help you through; no matter what stage of life you find yourself in. 

herhopebehavioralhealth.com

@herhopebh

888-984-2523

Ohana Counseling & Wellness

Specialized maternal mental health counseling helps individuals and families address the unique stressors, frustrations, and struggles that they may be dealing with such as infertility, loss, pregnancy, Baby Blues/Postpartum Depression & Anxiety symptoms, and the transition into parenting.

ohanacounselingandwellness.com

@ohanacounselingandwellness

(407) 603-5636

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

The mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.

PSI offers over 50+ FREE and virtual support groups. 

www.postpartum.net

@postpartumsupportinternational

800.944.4773

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