First, and most important, we want you to know you are not alone. What you are experiencing is not your fault and you are not to blame. You have our support and the support of those around you. There is help.
If you are in a crisis please call your physician, their local emergency number or the National Suicide Prevention Emergency Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. They are free and confidential, available 24/7 and have a network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide. It is very important that you reach out right now and find the support and information you need to be safe.
You can also reach out to:
Postpartum Support International (PSI) provides direct peer support to families, trains providers, and is a bridge to link them together. PSI has a toll free support line 800-944-4773, online support groups, chat with an expert forums for moms and for dads, and a dedicated network of local support volunteers and coordinators. PSI worldwide volunteers provide daily support to families at no charge every day. Call or write for support, training, local connection, or volunteer opportunities.
The Pump Station & Nurtury: If you live in the Los Angeles or surrounding areas The Pump Station & Nurtury offers a weekly support group every Friday morning – to learn more please contact Dinora at (310) 998-1981
These websites also offer important information on Mental Health and PPD
LA County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force , Postpartum Health Alliance, 2020 Mom, Jenny’s Light, The Postpartum Stress Center, Postpartum Education for Parents, Maternal Mental Health NOW, The Selini Institute, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Do you know of a Postpartum Support Group in your area? Let us know and we will add it to our Local Support Group page!
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