New hotline for new moms with postpartum depression

Postpartum Support International has several ways that new moms can get help. Of course, you also should check in with your own doctor, but if you can’t get in right away or while you’re waiting for the appointment, check out these resources:

A 24-hour, 7-day a week helpline. You can leave a message in English or Spanish and someone will call you back with encouragement, information as well as connect you to local resources.

You also can do a Text to Helpline: 503-894-9453. A volunteer will send you back information, encouragement and local resources.

Postpartum Support International also has Tuesday Online Support meetings at  postpartum.net/psi-online-support-meetings/ in English and Spanish. 

And Weekly Wednesday Chats with other moms and health experts. You have to preregister for them at postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/ The first Monday of the month, Postpartum Support also offers a chat for dads.

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Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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