you are not alone - and with help, you will get better.
Nearly everyone struggling from a perinatal mood disorder feels better with treatment. A great place to start is by talking to your doctor! If you are in a mental health emergency or having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, contact 911 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Additional Helpful Resources:
- Wayne County Grow (844-321-GROW): Get connected with home visiting programs.
- 313-961-BABY Hotline: Information on over 200 maternal and child health resources in Detroit. Pregnant individuals in Detroit can also enroll in their wonderful SisterFriends program through this number, which matches you with a Big Sister to help support and guide you during pregnancy.
- Great Start Wayne Events & Activities Calendar: Keep busy and social! Most events are free.
- 211: Call or use their online system to find organizations that help with just about anything.
There are many ways to get on the road to recovery. Talk to your doctor - and explore some of your options here.
Professionals: We all have a role to play in supporting expectant and new parents.
Whether you are an OB, midwife, pediatrician, doula, counselor, psychiatrist, home visitor, childbirth educator, or lactation counselor - you have the responsibility and opportunity to help those struggling with a perinatal mood disorder. We have resources especially for you to get help screening, treating, and supporting families.