Resources for Mothers & Families

Mental health challenges are temporary and treatable

Resources for Mothers & Families2020-04-27T17:31:19+00:00

While mental health issues are the MOST COMMON complications of pregnancy and childbirth — affecting approximately 1 in 5 women during pregnancy or the first year after being pregnant – these illnesses are often undiagnosed and untreated.

The list at right is not meant to be all-inclusive but rather a starting place for finding resources for women and families affected by maternal mental health challenges.

Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the world’s leading organization in advocating and educating about maternal mental health issues and providing support to women and families affected by these illnesses.

Support to women and families includes:

  • Toll-free telephone number (1-800-944-4773) to get basic information, support, and resources.
  • Free weekly call-in and online support sessions.
  • Coordinators and/or chapters in all 50 states to provide connections to local resources.
  • Peer mentor program, which pairs moms (and dads) in need of support with a trained volunteer who has experienced and fully recovered from a maternal mental health disorder.
  • Specialized resources for fathers, military mothers, women experiencing psychosis, and women who are incarcerated.

U.S. Perinatal Inpatient Psychiatry Programs

North Carolina: Chapel Hill, NC
UNC Perinatal Psych Inpatient Unit

New York: Glen Oaks, NY
Northwell Health Perinatal Psychiatry Service

Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Perinatal Psychiatry Programs








New Jersey

New York


Rhode Island