Mental health or substance abuse help
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. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Also visit the online treatment locators.
Disaster Distress Helpline
a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Women’s Mental Health
Have questions about medications during and after pregnancy? The MGH Library on Women’s Mental Health is a repository of useful information and frequently referenced articles compiled into different specialty areas, including psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.
Mother to Baby
MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. MotherToBaby affiliates support and contribute to worldwide initiatives for teratology education and research.
PSI has a new resource for parents struggling with perinatal mental health challenges—the Peer Mentor Program. This program pairs moms, as well as dads, in need of support with a trained volunteer who has also experienced and fully recovered from a Perinatal Mood Disorder (PMD). Establishing a one-to-one connection with someone who has journeyed through a PMD offers invaluable insight, encouragement, and hope.
Through weekly communication over the course of six-months, Peers and Mentors build a strong relationship that removes isolation, provides education, and breaks down stigma. Peers and Mentors are thoughtfully matched. Location, PMD experiences, and other individual nuances are all considered to create a safe peer-to-peer environment.
Online Birth and Parent Support Groups
You are not alone. Many people are in your shoes - and we all need support. A variety of virtual support groups can be found at this site to help you through challenges you might face during the transitions of trying to become a parent, loss, parenting, birth, trauma, mental health, and more.
Rush Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois
If you are having a mental health emergency, Rush Hospital is a local hospital that offers medical support.
Everyone needs support and help.
Take care of yourself, you are valued.
More resources may be posted here in the future.