Mental Health Groups & Providers Resource List for Parents

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health in the midst of their pregnancy or postpartum journey, you are absolutely not alone.

People might tell you that this ‘should be’ the happiest time in your life, and maybe it is, but it also might be overshadowed with anxiety, depression, or a sense of hopelessness. This happens sometimes, and it’s not your fault. You deserve care and support and you are worth figuring this out. This is treatable. And you are not alone.

To learn more about pregnancy and postpartum mental health, please check out this Western NY Postpartum Connection resource page. This link contains helpful information, assessment surveys, resources, and referral links. In addition, please see the helpful local and national resources listed below.

Over 90% of those who have recently given birth may have scary, intrusive thoughts about their baby and themselves. If you are having thoughts that are scaring you, please talk to your provider or a mental health professional.

If you are in imminent danger please go to the nearest emergency room, or call Crisis Services of Monroe County at 211, 585-275-5151, or text 898-211.