Help and Resources for Mental Health
Not Safe For Mom Group (nsfmg) is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical, legal, or mental health advice. Always seek the advice of your own licensed and qualified medical, mental health or legal professional.
If you are thinking of harming yourself or your baby, get help right away by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit your local emergency room.
Maternal Mental Health Support:
If someone you know is experiencing depression or anxiety during pregnancy:
- Postpartum Support International (PSI) or call their Helpline: (800)-944-4773
- Postpartum Support International (PSI) Online Chats Led by a Clinician
- Postpartum Health Alliance Warmline: (888) 724-7240
- Seleni Institute or call (212) 939-7200 for telehealth appointments
- The Motherhood Center or call 212-335-0034 for telehealth appointments
- Postpartum Resource Center of NY’s FREE helpline for moms and dads: 1-855-631-0001
Help Finding a Therapist:
- Psychology Today – comprehensive archive of therapists with search filters (you can search by insurance, too)
- Therapy Brands – directory of therapists searchable by region and specialty
- www.manhattanalternative.com – NYC collective of therapists for kink/poly/trans/lgbq affirmative providers
- Open Path Collective – therapy sessions offered between $30-$60 each
- The Department of Health and Human Services National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
For addiction and recovery:
- Online group AA meetings – virtual group AA meetings
- Smart Recovery – mutual aid/ peer support/ online groups/ coping worksheets
- Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous – find online AA meetings and resources
- SAMHSA – search for treatment options by zip code
Help for dads:
- Postpartum Support International – Help Lines
- Dad meetup groups – a list
- Postpartummen.com – platform for men with concerns about depression, anxiety, or other issues with mood after welcoming a child.
Remember: you don’t have to be at rock bottom to “need” a therapist. Everyone could use support right now. In fact, if there was ever a time to grab all the extra support you could possibly get — it would be during a global crisis. And if the idea of therapy makes you uncomfortable, remind yourself that this doesn’t mean you’ll be doing it forever. This could simply be a “just now” kind of thing. Just some advice from Mom Group.