Local and National Perinatal Mental Health Resources

Did you know that…

  • 1 in 5 mothers experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum
  • 1 in 8 fathers experience depression or anxiety after the birth of a child
  • Over 50% of perinatal mood & anxiety disorders (PMADs) go undiagnosed
  • Only 15% of those diagnosed with PMADs get treatment
  • PMADs are the #1 complication in pregnancy and childbirth

These statistics are staggering and are affecting more expecting and new parents every day. Do you know where to turn if you or your loved one is struggling with their mental health during pregnancy or postpartum?

You do not have to suffer in silence alone. Learn about local and national resources available to connect you with the help you need today.

Support Lines

OrganizationSupport LineDescription
National Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741 
National Suicide Prevention HotlineCall 988 
Postpartum Support International (PSI) HelplineCall or Text 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)Support available in English and Spanish
National Maternal Mental Health HotlineCall or Text 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262)Support available in English and Spanish
NC-PAL (NC Psychiatry Access Line for Providers)919-681-2909For providers only
InfantRisk Center1-806-352-2519For assistance with medication compatibility with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Information also available on MommyMeds app.

Support Groups

Postpartum Support InternationalOver 20+ different weekly peer-to-peer online support groups. Specialty groups include: Adoption/Foster, Birth Trauma, Black, BIPOC, South Asian, LatinX  , PMADs, Dad Support, Military Families, NICU, Infant Loss, Queer & Trans
PSI-NC ChapterOnline NC chapter of Postpartum Support International
LATCH Breastfeeding and Postpartum WellnessTummyTime and Breastfeeding Support Group led by IBCLC
ICAN of the TriangleLocal online chapter of International Cesarean Awareness Network. Informative resource for VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) support.
Breastfeeding Social of FayettevilleLocal online breastfeeding support group run by Central Carolina Doulas

Find a Provider

Postpartum Support InternationalXXFind local provider who is registered under PSI Provider Directory. Several also hold PSI’s Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C)
LATCH Breastfeeding and Postpartum WellnessXXMaternal mental health specialists located in Fayetteville, NC. Accepts all insurance, no provider referral required.
Anchor Perinatal WellnessXXLocated in Raleigh, NC. Free, walk-in mental health screenings, Outpatient therapy (in-person or virtual), Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
Thriving Woman Counseling XDr. Lynne Modzelesky, (Psy.D.) offers virtual therapy, EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, accepts most insurances

Get Informed & Involved

Mind the GapNational Initiative led by Postpartum Support International and a broad-based stakeholder coalition comprised of leading experts from national professional and advocacy organizations.
Climb Out of the DarknessThe Climb is a community walk and international fundraiser for survivors, providers, and members of the community to come together. Owner Aida is Fayetteville Climb event leader. Contact us for more information on this year’s Climb event.
The Blue Dot ProjectThe Purpose of TheBlueDotProject is to: Raise awareness of maternal mental health disorders, Proliferate the blue dot as the symbol of solidarity and support, and Combat stigma and shame.



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