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​Moms' Mental Health Matters​

Depression and Anxiety Around Pregnancy​

Depression and anxiety can happen during pregnancy or after birth. Learn the signs and how to get help.​

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Call 9-1-1 for help now.

If you are thinking about harming yourself or the baby, or if you are concerned about someone, call now. Or get someone you trust to help you make the call.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255)—or ​Live Online Chat.

Talk to a trained crisis worker 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and free call or online chat goes to the nearest crisis center. They talk about more than just suicide—they cover a lot of issues and will help put you in touch with a location near you that provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

Call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Call the National Helpline for 24-hour free and confidential mental health information and for referrals to treatment and recovery services referrals in English and Spanish. For TTY service, call 1-800-487-4889. Or use SAMHSA's Treatment Locator below to find mental health services and resources in your area.

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Postpartum Support International (PSI) ​External Web Site Policy

PSI works to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.

  • Call 1-800-944-4PPD (4773) to leave a message, and a volunteer will call you back as soon as possible to provide support and resources in your area.

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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH, a component of the National Institutes of Health and the lead federal agency for research on mental health disorders, is dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing mental illnesses through basic and clinical research on the brain and behavior.


Postpartum Progress® External Web Site Policy

Postpartum Progress is a blog and nonprofit organization that raises awareness, fights stigma, and provides peer support to women with maternal mental illness. 

Postpartum Support International (PSI) External Web Site Policy


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