Contacts - Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Get Help

Emergency Hotlines are available all the time. If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or others, you need to get help right now. Here are some reliable resources for immediate help:

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) - or Text “NAMI” to 741741

Call Crisis Connection at 866-379-6363; TTY 612-379-6377 or call 911.

911 Non-Emergency Help
If you are looking for support or resources, these are helpful sites and phone lines - they are warm lines (not hotlines) which means they may not respond right away, but should get back to you within 48 hours.

Mother-Baby HopeLine at Hennepin County Medical Center:
(612) 873-HOPE or (612) 873-4673
Mental health support and resources for pregnant and postpartum women and parents of young children. Leave a message and a trained mental health professional will call you back within 2 business days, Monday through Friday. The HopeLine is not a crisis phone line.

Pregnancy Postpartum Support Minnesota
PPSM HelpLine (612) 787-PPSM or PPSMhelpline@gmail.com
For questions, resources, and phone support, please call the PPSM Helpline or visit www.ppsupportmn.org. All calls are taken by a trained mental health professional. Support and information provided by peer volunteers 7days a week. The PPSM HelpLine is not a crisis phone line.

Or, contact one of these staff members at the Minnesota Department of Health:

Cecilia M Wachdorf
Women's Health Consultant
cecilia.wachdorf@state.mn.us
651-201-5395

Tessa Wetjen
Maternal Mental Health Planner
Tessa.Wetjen@state.mn.us
651-201-3625