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:

Moms and Moods Support Group

http://momsandmoodsslc.weebly.com

Moms and Moods is a free weekly support group for all moms, especially those who are struggling. Childcare is provided.

Time: Mondays 12:30-1:30

Location: 503 N 400 W, SLC, UT 84103

Email Jodi @ jodinichol@gmail.com

Offers 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.

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Postpartum Support International Support Group

Time: Tuesdays 10:30 – 12:00pm

Location: Salt Lake City Regional Medical Center

Telephone: 801-707-1865  

Offers 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.

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BetterBirth in Salt Lake & Orem Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Group

Time: Salt Lake- First Saturday of every month @ 10:30-12pm

             Orem- Third Saturday of every month @ 10:30-12pm

Phone: (801) 225-5668

 www.betterbirth.com 

Pregnancy/Postpartum support group held at BetterBirth in Salt Lake on the 1st Saturday of each month and at BetterBirth in Orem the 3rd Saturday of every month. Women may come in for a free screening from 10-10:30am on either of those Saturdays and the group is from 10:30-12:00pm.

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Intermountain Medical Center

Postpartum Wellness Group

Time: Tuesdays 1:30pm

Location: IMC Gardner Women’s Center, Bilding 7, 3rd Floor classroom. Contact Allyson Browning LCSW,      allyson.browning@imail.org

Phone801-507-7544

Offers 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.

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LDS Hospital (Intermountain) Mommy & Me New Mothers Support Group

Time: Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Location: LDS Hospital Education Center, 8th Ave. and C St, SLC.

Open to any mom with a child under two years old.

Telephone: (801) 466-1245

Classes covers a variety of topics concerning new mothering and features instruction from a nurse and certified lactation specialist.

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The Healing Group Postpartum Wellness Group

Time: Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30pm

Location: The Healing Group, 6772 S 7-00 E, Midvale, UT, 84047

Telephone: (801) 305-3171

Offers 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.

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The Healing Group (801) 305-3171 – www.thehealinggroup.com

Provides specialized counseling around women’s mental health including pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety, infertility, termination, miscarriage and loss, as well as couples and family therapy. Offers a free weekly Postpartum Support Group. Call for more information.

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

  • Free in-home parenting support (Family Mentors)
  • Low-cost individual and family counseling
  • Free and low cost community classes on parenting, family blending, anger management, support groups, homelessness resources and much more.
  • Services available in Spanish and English

Local Individual Mental Health Providers with training from Postpartum Support International:

Deborah Bentley PhD. (801) 265-3109

Amy-Rose White LCSW (541) 337-4960

Jenny Infanger CSW (801) 785-1169 (Utah Co)

Tara Tully LCSW, CNM (801) 783-5263 (Utah Co)

Jamie Hales LCSW (801) 824-0827

Mary Stanley MA, ATR (801) 305-3171

Monica Ashton LCSW (801) 305-3171

Kristin Hodson LCSW (801) 305-3171

 

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.