Mental health resources for moms aren’t always easy to find. Many websites will offer postpartum resources and tips. While postpartum depression is an important thing for new moms to be aware of, mental health impacts moms at all phases of parenting. Having appropriate resources can be a game-changer! Here are a few of the resources I’ve found that could be helpful.
Resources for mental health
***** Are you in crisis? Before I continue, if you or someone you know is considering suicide please call the national suicide prevention helpline. In the U.S. the number is 1-800-273-TALK. Suicide.org has a list of lines for other areas in the world. You can also text the crisis text line. Text HELLO to 741741 to speak with someone. Right now, this post is not the answer you need if you are in the middle of a crisis. Reach out to someone who can help you. You are not alone.
- SAMHSA – “SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.”
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline – “We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Phone number:1-800-273-8255”
- 211 – 211 is the national United Way resource hotline. Call to find out what support groups and more you can find in your area.
- Crisis Text Line -The Crisis text line is a crisis resource for mental health help in a crisis situation. Text HOME to 741741.
- Nami Resource List – ***This resource list is a large collection of resources. I do not endorse the programs on this list. If there is one that is not a good one, please know that sharing this list is not an endorsement of their beliefs!
- Depression and Bipolar Support Association – Find a provider or join an online support group to get the help you need. This website offers a variety of options for those struggling with depression or bipolar.
- Domestic Shelters – Domestic abuse whether you have a mental health condition or not is never acceptable. Do what you need to get to a safe place so that you can get the care you need. This site will help you find a shelter in your area.
Don’t forget about virtual therapy!
One of the biggest mental health resources many moms miss out on is the invention of online therapy. Online therapy lets you see a qualified provider from your home on your schedule. This will allow you to work through your mental health struggles in a way that fits your life. There are also virtual psychiatrists if you need to add medications to treat your condition. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a virtual therapist.
Looking for more?
- How do I talk to my kids about mental illness?
- Do I Need Therapy?
- Choosing an Online Therapist
- Reasons Not to Commit Suicide