Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)
Contacts and Resources
- Perinatal Mental Health Support
- Depression or Anxiety During and After Pregnancy
- Support for BIPOC Parents
- Support for LGBTQ+ Parents
Information for Parents and Caregivers
Information for Health Care Providers
Information for Public Health
Perinatal Mental Health Support - Contacts and Resources
Emergency Hotlines are language-accessible and available at all times. If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or others, please seek help immediately. Below are some reliable resources for immediate help:
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline): Call 988.
- Call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262)
- Support available before, during and after pregnancy
- Culturally sensitive support
- Counselors who speak English and Spanish, with interpreter services in 60 languages
National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
For immediate help: Call 911.
911 Non-Emergency Help
If you are looking for support or resources, please visit the sites and phone lines below. Note: Hotlines are available immediately. Helplines (or Warmlines) may not respond right away but should get back to you within 48 hours.
- Call or text 1-800-944-4773 (Text en Espanol: 971-203-7773)
- Volunteers return messages during business hours. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed.
- Call (612) 873-HOPE or (612) 873-4673
- Available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
- For pregnant and postpartum women, birthing people and parents of children ages 0-5 to receive information about programs available at Hennepin Healthcare.
- Leave a message and a staff member will call you back within two business days.
- NAMI is a mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of American affected by mental illness.
- Community Resources are available for new and expecting families.
- Free Peer Support:
- Free one-on-one support with a trained volunteer, closed Facebook support group for pregnant and postpartum parents in Minnesota (moderated by a trained volunteer), and weekly virtual peer support groups.
- Crisis Nurseries:
- Crisis Nursery locations provide safe, short-term care (up to 72 hours) by licensed providers for children of parents seeking mental health support.
- Stacy’s Gift:
- Stacy’s Gift provides information and resources for family members to help care for their loved one.
- Community Resources in Other Languages
Postpartum Support International (PSI):
- Online support meetings:
Free! Get support in groups tailored for different needs. Groups are led by people who have lived experience with postpartum depression or anxiety. Some of the groups include:
- Pregnant/postpartum mood or bipolar disorder
- Pregnant/postpartum parents of multiples
- NICU parents
- Black moms
- Desi-chaat (South Asian moms)
- Queer & Trans parents
- Spanish-speaking pregnant/postpartum parents
- Parents experiencing loss, fertility challenges
- Pregnancy termination
- Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Resources in Other Languages
Languages include Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Chinese, Punjabi, Farsi
A navigator connecting expectant families, families with young children (birth – 8 years old) and those working families to services in their local communities that support healthy child development and family well-being.
Free Perinatal Mental Health Promotion Materials
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota (PPS-MN) postcards: Free postcards available to individual professionals, hospitals, and community organizations.
- HRSA National Maternal Mental Health Hotline promotional materials: Materials include printable wallet cards, newsletter text, social media posts.
- CDC – Identifying Maternal Depression: One pagers and infographics available.
- CDC – HEAR HER Campaign: Hear Her Campaign materials such as posters (available in multiple languages) and other campaign materials are available for healthcare professionals.
- Hear Her: Urgent Maternal Warning Signs
- March of Dimes: English and Spanish health action sheets on postpartum depression.
- NIH Mom’s Mental Health Matters: Materials include a video and print materials such as posters, postcards, are also available in English and Spanish.
- CUES Intervention: an evidence-based and trauma informed intervention for addressing domestic violence in health settings
- Violence Free Minnesota: provides a list of domestic violence resources and hotlines