Call 911 if you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency and need immediate assistance.
Llame al 911 si usted está experimentando una emergencia psiquiátrica y la necesidad de asistencia inmediata.
Please note that the Task Force itself does not provide therapy or advice. We do not provide a hotline or a warmline, and cannot provide advice via email. However, if you feel that you (or a loved one) may be suffering from perinatal depression/anxiety, we strongly encourage you to reach out for help by calling 211 if you are a resident of Los Angeles county, Postpartum Support International if you are anywhere within the United States or beyond by contacting www.postpartum.net, or speaking to your healthcare provider.
If you have thoughts of harming yourself or your baby (or if your pregnant/postpartum loved one is exhibiting frightening or bizarre thoughts/behaviors ) call 911 immediately. A phone call is the first, and sometimes the hardest, step toward getting well.
The following is a partial list of resources for women suffering from perinatal depression in Los Angeles County. A comprehensive perinatal mental health resource guide is currently under development.