Mental Health Resources


These sites have expert and accurate information on mental health disorders and treatment:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an association of local and state organizations and volunteers who work in the community to raise awareness and provide family support groups and education regarding mental illness. 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. 

MHAMD's Healthy New Moms program continues to compile and update PMAD resources for both families and providers.

  • Resources for Providers — a list of scientific articles about PMAD prevalence, risk factors, treatment options, and more.
  • Visit Preparation Resource — designed to support conversations with a health care provider by noting issues to discuss ahead of an appointment and ensuring important information is readily available.

Office on Women's Health Postpartum Depression -  Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common mental health condition that can affect anyone. While it can feel hard or lonely, healing from PPD is possible. About 1 in 8 women report symptoms of PPD in the year after giving birth. Everyone experiences PPD differently. Feeling sad, anxious, or overwhelmed are some of the signs. You might not feel connected to your baby, or you might not feel love or care for the baby. If these feelings last longer than two weeks, you may have PPD.  

To learn more about PPD, including the signs and symptoms, check out this fact sheet.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-8255 

Grassroots 24-hour crisis hotline at (410)-531-6677 or 1-800-422-0009 

Trevor Project LGBTQ+ suicide hotline -  1-866-488-7386

Baltimore Crisis Response Hotline - 410-433-5175

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline - 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS
24/7, free, confidential support, resources, and referrals to any pregnant and postpartum mothers facing mental health challenges and their loved ones. The service is available via phone and text in English or Spanish. Call or text 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) to connect with counselors at the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline. Go here to learn more

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline Number

Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line: available to all clinicians throughout the U.S. Call (877) 499-4773 or visit the website to schedule a 1:1 consultation by phone with a perinatal psychiatry expert.



Create a group in your phone contacts of your most helpful mental health referrals for easy access.

Maryland Resources

These sites have information about resources for Maryland families:

Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) for MOMs:

The Maryland Addiction Consultation Service for Maternal Opioid Misuse (MACS for MOMs) supports maternal health providers in addressing the needs of their pregnant and postpartum patients with substance use disorders (SUD), particularly opioid use disorder (OUD). MACS for MOMs, an expansion of the Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS), is a statewide program that is free to all providers.

Funding for MACS for MOMs is provided by Maryland Department of Health. The program is administered by the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Call: 855-337-MACS (6227)

For all Seasons is a 24-hour Maryland hotline and website resources for mental health assistance, victims of sexual assault, and crisis response for individuals speaking in both English and Spanish.

Maryland Coalition of Families is a Maryland non-profit with resources dedicated to assisting families with behavioral health obstacles including children’s mental health and welfare, substance use, juvenile justice, and gambling problems as a few examples. Resource for support groups and community activities to involve family in.

Baltimore County provides a phone number for individual in Baltimore County with limited English proficiency, free of charge, on the website (410-887-3828), to assist in struggles with mental illness and information for resources and assistance through the Behavioral Health Administration.

Perinatal Mental Health Resources
Perinatal Mental Health Resources

Perinatal Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health - What is it?

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common complications that occur in pregnancy or in the first 12 months after delivery. Despite the negative effects on maternal, obstetric, birth, offspring, partner, and family outcomes, perinatal mental health disorders often remain under diagnosed, and untreated or under-treated. Summary of perinatal mental health conditions PDF here. 

More information from ACOG here.

Lifeline for Moms Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit

Perinatal mental health challenges are some of the most common conditions complicating pregnancy and the first postpartum year. Despite the negative effects on maternal, obstetric, birth, offspring, partner, and family outcomes, perinatal mental health disorders often remain under diagnosed, and untreated or under-treated. This toolkit provides actionable information, algorithms, and clinical pearls so that obstetric providers and practices can successfully address perinatal mental health conditions. Toolkit link here.


ACOG Anxiety & Pregnancy: Anxiety disorders are health conditions that can be treated. Everyone feels anxious sometimes. This is when you feel nervous, worried, or concerned. But an anxiety disorder is more than a temporary worry or fear. An anxiety disorder causes your feelings to get in the way of your everyday life. 

ACOG Depression and Pregnancy: Depression is common during pregnancy, affecting about 1 in 10 pregnant women. Some women have depression and anxiety for the first time in their lives during pregnancy or after delivery.

CREOGs Over Coffee Podcast episode 183: 30-minute conversation about perinatal mental health between Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, FACOG; Nancy Byatt, DO; and hosts Fei Cai, MD, FACOG, and Nicholas Burns, MD, FACOG. Perinatal mental health toolkit: Fact sheets & webinars on perinatal mental health Perinatal mental health and substance use white paper here. 

Postpartum Support International has many resources to help families, providers, and communities learn about the emotional and mental health of childbearing families. If you are not able to find what you’re looking for, there are three ways to find more options: You can do a search by typing keywords in the search box at the upper right of your screen or contact the PSI office for assistance at or 503-894-9453.