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.
- New Moms Connect
Provides education, resources and support services, through telephone calls, referrals and home visits, when needed, to families who are experiencing challenges related to being a new parent. New Moms Connect also offers parenting education classes, infant mommy and me classes, and support groups.
- Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International has more than 175 Coordinators around the world. PSI Coordinators provide support, encouragement, and information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and can help you connect to your community or internet resources. They give encouragement and tips but they do not give clinical, medical, legal, or religious advice.
- PublicHealth.org Prenatal Care
A site that provides comprehensive information on careers in public health, and resources on major public health concerns. Prenatal Care Guide provides information for expectant mothers on the following:
- Healthcare provider options
- Nutrition and lifestyle changes
- Newborn care
- Trimester-by-trimester guide to staying healthy during pregnancy
- Queens Care Health & Faith Partnership
As a faith-based organization, QueensCare strives to provide, directly and with others, accessible healthcare for uninsured and low-income individuals and families residing in Los Angeles County.