New Parent Mental Health - Resources

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Postpartum Support International: The world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of childbirth.

Children’s Hospital Colorado: Mental health services for pregnant and postpartum women.

AmWell: Postpartum depression treatment online. If motherhood is overwhelming and you want to talk to someone, log on to Amwell and talk to a doctor to receive a customizable treatment plan.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): Support and inspiration for moms. Moms form groups, join community, and gather resources.

Fit4Mom: from pregnancy workouts through postpartum and beyond, FIT4MOM offers fitness classes for moms at every workout level and stage of motherhood.

Boober: new parenthood can be challenging but you don’t have to do it alone. Boober connects you to the right maternal care providers and top-rated pregnancy to postpartum classes, even lactation consultants.

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Know the Signs:

Could you or someone you know be living with depression?Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. Observe carefully – sometimes even seemingly small changes in behavior can be indicative of a deeper struggle. Though depression looks a little different for everyone, these are common signs of depression:


  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Loss of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Overwhelming or uncontrollable negative thoughts
  • Anger or irritability
  • Self-loathing
  • Reckless behavior
Breathing Board:

Follow the sides of this square while you breathe. Breathe in for four seconds, hold for four seconds, breathe out for four seconds, hold for four seconds and repeat.

5 Senses Activity:

Use your senses to observe the things around you and ground yourself in the present moment. 

General Mental Health Resources:

Project Helping offers opportunities for virtual and at home volunteer experiences to support healthcare professionals, teen mental health, care packages for seniors, and more.

Free Guided Meditations: The UCLA Mindful Awareness Resource Center offers free guided meditations as well as other programming and resources to help calm your mind.

Suicide Hotline & Crisis Helpline: Free, confidential support from a helpline or hotline near you. Online chat, text or phone.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, don’t hesitate to reach out. For free help from a trained crisis counselor 24/7/365:

  • Call or Text “988”
  • 1.800.273.8255 remains in service
  • Chat Online at