Postpartum Support International
Helpline: 1-800-944-4773 or text 1-800-944-4773 Website: https://www.postpartum.net/
The PSI HelpLine is a toll-free telephone number anyone can call and receive information, support and resources. English and Spanish languages are available. The HelpLine is available 24 hours a day. The caller will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained volunteer will return the call or text. The volunteer will provide information, encouragement and names of resources near the caller. The PSI HelpLine does not handle emergencies.
Northshore Moms Line
NorthShore University Health System offers a Perinatal Depression Program with a free, confidential hotline available 24 hours a day to patients and families for information and support. The services are free and the confidential hotline is staffed by professional counselors.
Fussy Baby Network Warm Line
Erikson Institute’s Fussy Baby Network helps families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping, or feeding. An infant specialist will answer your call Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time. After hours, we will respond to your message the next business day.
Mother to Baby
Support Line: Call 866-626-6847 or text 855-999-3525.
Talk to an expert or read information online about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Free fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions in English and Spanish are available online.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress in Spanish and English.
Illinois Home Visiting Collaborative
Home Visiting Program Search: http://igrowillinois.org/find-a-program/
Home visiting provides family support and coaching through planned, regular visits with a trained professional. Home visiting is a voluntary program, and home visitors work with parents on practical parenting skills as well as family bonding before birth and as children grow up. Contact the individual programs for enrollment details and eligibility criteria.
Early Intervention can be a resource for new parents experiencing stress if the baby qualifies for services. Consider referring if the baby displays signs of social-emotional maladjustment, difficulties with attachment or other developmental delays. If a mother is experiencing post-partum depression or anxiety, share this with the intake worker as it may help the baby to qualify for services.
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
Treatment Services Search: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
Referral and Information National Helpline: 1-800-622-HELP (4357)
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities for mental health or substance use problems.
NIH Moms Mental Health Matters
Informational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbUl2hZNlKY#action=share
Information on prenatal and postpartum mental health and free printable informational pamphlets.