PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

As a professional counselor who serves parents during pregnancy, postpartum and many other parenthood transitions, it is important to me to offer additional supplemental services that can assist in a healthier lifestyle. Holistic approaches are supportive of emotional, physical and mental wellness throughout parenthood. 

If you are a wellness provider that serves expecting and postpartum parents and want to connect with me, click "Share Here" to submit your information. 

 

PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM HELPLINE

Call or Text Postpartum Support Helpline

  • Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)

  • English and Spanish/Espanol

  • Text a Message: 503-894-9453  (English) or 971-420-0294 (Spanish/Espanol)

  • Available 24 hours a day, you will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed.

Postpartum Support International is not a crisis hotline and does not handle emergencies. People in crisis should call their physicians, their local emergency number or one of the National Emergency Hotlines listed below.

IN AN EMERGENCY

  • National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741(from anywhere in the USA, anytime, any type of crisis)

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Website  (Call for yourself or someone you care about; free and confidential)

SUPPORT GROUPS

Local San Antonio, TX Support Groups

Nationwide Support Groups (Online)

  • Postpartum Support International offers weekly support groups for pregnancy, postpartum, NICU parents, military moms, pregnancy and infant loss.

  • Grupos de Apoyo en Linea (Miércoles 1:30pm Central) 

  • NICU Family Support Groups​

    • Free virtual support groups for NICU parents at any stage of their journey.

    • Visit their website for all times and days available

RESOURCES FOR DADS

Dads experience many transitions during parenthood as well. Wether you are trying to support a loved one through their experience or you are experiencing changes in mood, anxiety--there's support for you too. 

1 in 10 dads experience postpartum depression and up to 18% develop clinically significant anxiety disorders during the pregnancy or the first year postpartum.

Chats for Dads- First Monday of each Month at 7pm Central

  • Call 1-800-944-8766, code 73162#

 

INFORMATION REGARDING POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND MORE

The Postpartum Stress Center

Postpartum Progress

If you find that you identify with any of the symptoms, contact me for support. You can email below, call or make an appointment online. 

A NOTE FROM ESMERALDA CARDENAS

I believe in the power of collaboration for the greater good of all parent's physical, emotional, social, spiritual and mental wellbeing. The list of providers above are professionals I trust or who have been recommended by professionals I trust. With that being said, you may still not find what you are looking for and I want to encourage you to keep trying, keep searching and keep asking. As providers who are dedicated to serving you, we want you to have access to the best services. If there is something you are looking for and it is not listed here, please send me an email or fill out this form.

 

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