The new National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support, resources, and referrals to any pregnant and postpartum birthing parents facing mental health challenges and their loved ones. The service is available via phone and text in English or Spanish. The website also provides promotional materials that providers and community advocates can share.
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline’s counselors provide real-time emotional support, encouragement, information, and referrals. Pregnant and postpartum families can get the help and resources they need when they need it.
New parents can call or text, 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) to connect with counselors at the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline.
Postpartum mood disorders are one of the most common problems affecting birthing parents within the first year of childbirth. Up to 50% of these parents go undiagnosed. Risk factors for postpartum depression include lack of social support, stressful life events, unintended pregnancy, prior postpartum depression, history of depression, and depression during pregnancy. It is so important for us to check in and ask parents how they are doing and be prepared to help them or direct them to where they can receive help and support. This is why we are so excited about this new hotline! Add the number to your contacts for easy access and spread the word!