Online/Phone/Text/Email Support

Online Support

Postpartum Support International
Groups are led by experienced support group leaders who understand the emotional challenges of expecting and new parents. There are three groups available each week; two in English and one in Spanish.

Cost: Free, but you must register with Support Groups Central here then select Postpartum Support International to view the calendar.

 

The Online PPD Support Group

This website offers a free chatroom and community forum to connect with other women who are experiencing mood disorders after pregnancy, giving birth or adopting a baby (or have had past experience with these issues), as well as their families and friends and health professionals with an interest in reproductive mental health.

Cost: Free

 

Smartpatient Postpartum Community with Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Free online forum that provides information and support to pregnant and new mothers suffering with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Cost: Free but you must register with Smart Patients to take part in the forum.

Phone Support

Supporting Mamas

Emotional support confidential helpline for Santa Clara County:
(408) 475-4408
Leave a message and a trained volunteer will call you back within 24 hours.
Cost: Local rates apply

 

Postpartum Support International
Toll-free 24/7 warmline:
(800) 944-4773
Leave a confidential message and a trained volunteer will call you back within 24 hours.
Cost: Free

 

Postpartum Support International Chat With An Expert
Free weekly phone chat for moms on Wednesdays (and 1st Mondays for dads) with a mental health professional. Check the website (http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/#Schedule) for times.
Use your telephone to dial the toll-free TeleConference number 1-800-944-8766. You will hear this greeting: “Welcome to TelSpan TeleConferencing. Please enter your TeleConference code followed by the “#” sign.” After this prompt, enter the code 73162 followed by the “#” sign.

Text Support

Supporting Mamas confidential text line.
Text (408) 475 4408 and a trained volunteer will text you back with encouragement and support.
Cost: Local texting rates apply

 

Crisis Text Line
Free 24/7 confidential text crisis line.
Text “GO” to 741-741 to chat with a trained mental health crisis counselor.
Cost: Free

Email Support

Supporting  Mamas email support
Email info@supportingmamas.org confidentially and receive support, information and resources within 24 hours

Cost: Free

 

Suicide.org

Email jo@samaritans.org confidentially and a trained volunteer will email you back within 24 hours.

Cost: Free