Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

What Are PMAD’s?

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, including postpartum depression, are the most common medical complication associated with pregnancy and childbirth. PMADs present a widespread public health problem that may have serious consequences for mothers, infants, and families.  They can affect women regardless of ethnicity, race, age, or income level. An estimated 15 to 20% of women – or approximately one million women – in the U.S. suffer significant symptoms of depression and/or anxiety during the perinatal period with an even higher percentage of women of low socioeconomic status, experience anxiety, depression or psychosis.

The perinatal period refers to the preconception period, pregnancy itself, all the way through the child’s first year.  Many women experience mild mood changes during the perinatal period, a time when women are particularly vulnerable to PMADs. The rapid change of hormone levels, genetic risk, and other biological or inflammatory processes are often given as reasons for depression and/or anxiety.  In addition, social stressors such as financial strain, violence, and troubled relationships may increase a woman’s chances for PMAD.  Additionally, a history of depression or anxiety and/or trauma or traumatic loss, may contribute to the overall picture.

Trainings & Workshops

PSI: Are you a Therapist/Licensed Social Worker and interested in Additional PMAD Training?

Postpartum Support International offers a 2-Day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training. The 2-day PSI Certificate of Completion Course, taught by experienced and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, or anyone interested in learning skills and knowledge for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.

For additional information and dates, please click here

Is your organization interested in learning about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD)?

In this 90-minute training, staff will gain a better understanding of what PMADs are, who is impacted, learn the risk factors associated with PMADs, how stigma discourages women from getting care, and identify local resources and referral systems.

For the request form, please click here

Support Groups

Dignity Health – St.Rose Dominican
https://www.strosereach.org/

Let’s Talk
 Join our peer support group designed to assist mothers and mothers-to-be needing mental and emotional support during pregnancy and postpartum.

Mondays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Facilitators Tawanda McIntosh & Mariah Anderson

Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Facilitators Tawanda McIntosh & Aneel Diaz

Registration Required: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoceGrrDsoG9IGEKgcUinpqAuHs4k5QXMf

Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Facilitator Tawanda McIntosh

Registration Required: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkcOCrqDorEt0lnajNr6ZidahthvfRoClo

For any support group questions please contact Kameron (Klein) Tartamella at (702) 620-7025 or email Kameron.Tartamella@DignityHealth.org .

PSI Resources

Call or Text PSI’s HelpLine. Available 24 hours a day, you will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed.

You are not alone and you are not to blame. PSI is here to help. You will get better.

Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)
#1 En Espanol or #2 English

OR TEXT:
English: 503-894-9453
Espanol: 971-420-0294

PSI Support Groups:

Perinatal Mood Support: Tuesdays, Times Vary
https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/groups_detail.cfm?cid=17&CFID=1361033&CFTOKEN=48d7bc5d2ec08388-0F87C229-FB46-6B04-C19E4C6FD9A88AE5

NICU Parents: Thursdays, Times Vary
https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/groups_detail.cfm?cid=17&CFID=1361033&CFTOKEN=48d7bc5d2ec08388-0F87C229-FB46-6B04-C19E4C6FD9A88AE5

Chat with an Expert
Wednesdays Chats for Moms
First Monday Chats for Dads
Please check website for this month’s schedule:
https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/chat-with-an-expert/

Maternal Minds Counseling

*Due to COVID-19, please call 702-456-4262 for up-to-date information on Maternal Minds Counseling Support Group offerings.

Baby Talk – Over our 6 weeks together we will cover many questions and concerns that come up in those first few months after baby arrives. Come socialize with other women experiencing the happy times and the challenging times of being a new mom and form new friendships along the way. We look forward to meeting you!

6 week group, Thursdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Please check website to confirm start dates and cost: https://www.maternalmindscounseling.com/support-groups

Maternal Minds Counseling M.U.M.S Group – Mothers Uplifting Mothers Support Group
Join us for a support group for New & Experienced Mommies to build community, gain support and learn helpful information in a non-judgmental and loving environment.
First time moms and experienced moms welcome and encouraged to attend. If your youngest baby is under 2 this group is for you!

Call 702-456-4262 to register for the group.
https://www.maternalmindscounseling.com/support-groups

Thrive Wellness Reno
https://www.thrivewellnessreno.com/support-groups 

Perinatal Mental Health Support Group
Thursdays at 9:30 am
Cost: Free
If you are struggling through pregnancy or postpartum, you’re invited to our free 90 minute support group focused on baby blues and other mental health challenges. For more information please call 775-525-8103 or email info@thrivewellnessreno.com.

Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group
Tuesdays at 5:00 pm
Cost: Free 
Learn to listen to your bodies cues and connect with other on the healing journey. To register please call 775-525-8103 or email info@thrivewellnessreno.com.

COVID-19 Impact Support Group
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Cost: Free 
For first responders and health care providers. Virtual therapy for workers on the Pandemic’s frontlines. To register please call 775-525-8103 or email info@thrivewellnessreno.com.

Teacher Support Group
Wednesdays at 5:00 pm
Cost: Free 
Is returning to school in these unprecedented times impacting your mental health? If you’re feeling anxious about going back to school, we invite you to debrief and recenter in a professionally led therapeutic group setting. Meetings will be held via Zoom. To join the group, please email education@thrivewellnessreno.com.

Infant Loss Bereavement Support Group

*Due to COVID-19, please call 702-233-7404 for up-to-date information on Infant Loss Bereavement Support Group offerings.

The group meets the second Thursday of every month.
Please confirm dates by calling Kristi Kuhfuss at 702-233-7404.
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.
Location: Summerlin Hospital Medical Office Building, 653 Town Center Drive, Ground Floor Conference Room
Visit link for details.

Infant Loss: Jalen’s Gift Foundation Support Group

This online group is for any family that has experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. You can share your story, find support and comfort. You are not alone!
Visit link to join www.jalensgift.org

 

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/#
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

PSI Resources

Call or Text PSI’s HelpLine. Available 24 hours a day, you will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed.

You are not alone and you are not to blame. PSI is here to help. You will get better.

Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)
#1 En Espanol or #2 English

OR TEXT:
English: 503-894-9453
Espanol: 971-420-0294

Behavioral Bilingual Service
www.bbscounseling.com
BBS’ mission is to strengthen our multicultural community by providing quality mental health services. We believe in the power of people, and know that each individual can contribute to the transformation of our world. Our agency believes in igniting the spark of brilliance in people so that they can become empowered individuals.
Phone: (702) 451-7542 Fax: (702) 450-4239  

Behavioral HealthCare Options
https://www.behavioralhealthcareoptions.com/
Help you find solutions to help deal with personal issues at work or home before they get out of control and affect your job performance. They offer support and workshops at no cost to eligible members and their dependents. Accepts Health Plan of Nevada.
Phone: (702) 248-8866  

Centers for Individuals, Couples and Family Counseling (UNLV)
https://www.unlv.edu/cicfc
The Center for Individual, Couple & Family Counseling is a mental health facility that provides quality, low-cost therapy to residents of the Las Vegas community. The center serves as a premier training facility for the UNLV marriage and family therapy program.
Phone: (702) 895-3106
Email: cicfc@unlv.edu

Crisis Hotlines within Clark County and the United States
http://caeo.unlv.edu/fss/crisis-hotlines  

Dignity Health WomensCare/Community Outreach Centers
http://www.dignityhealth.org/las-vegas/facilities/womenscare-centers
The WomensCare/Community Outreach Centers have embraced men and women of all ages since 1998, encouraging them in their roles as fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, caregivers and friends.

Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada (FACT)
http://www.factsnv.org/
Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada (FACT) is a non-profit agency, dedicated to helping Nevadan’s heal from the traumas and cycle of abuse, neglect, violence and addiction through education, prevention and treatment services.
(702) 258-5855  

Harmony Healthcare
http://www.harmonyhc.com/
Our team of mental health and addiction treatment professionals are dedicated to helping each individual and/or family identify adapt and effectively deal with difficult times. We can help you not only get back on track, but improve the quality of your life.
(800) 363-4874

HeadsUP
www.headsupnevada.com
Heads Up provides state-of-the-art cognitive and behavioral services to all Nevadans who are faced with emotional, mental and physical challenges by utilizing the comprehensive and integrated tools and resources necessary to assist individuals, couples, and their families in overcoming any challenges from the most simple to the most traumatic and ultimately leading them to resolution and empowerment.
(702) 922-7015  

Illuminations Counseling
https://www.illuminationscounseling.com
Illuminations Counseling LLC is a therapy and counseling practice that provides individual therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, substance abuse and addictions counseling, support groups, and neurofeedback services. Our empathetic and experienced group of clinicians provide a unique person-centered approach in which the client is part of his or her own treatment plan and care.
Phone: (702) 431-3626

Montevista Hospital
Provides inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents experiencing emotional, behavioral and substance abuse problems.
Free Assessment: (702) 251-1371
Customer Service: (702) 364-1111
Fax: (702) 364-8183
Email: info@montevistahospital.com

Nellis Air Force Base Family Advocacy Center
https://www.dodhousingnetwork.com/air-force/nellis-afb/base-directory/family-advocacy-program
Offering services for family violence intervention and counseling for individuals and families new parent support program (parenting skills), outreach program, and exceptional family member programs (families with special needs).    

Safe Nest
http://www.safenest.org/
Safe Nest’s programs are concentrated in four areas of service: advocacy, counseling, prevention and shelter. Our shelter homes are maintained in undisclosed locations for the safety of abuse victims and their children, and all services are provided with confidentiality as a high priority. Our goal is to assist families from crisis to healing, while empowering victims toward self-sufficiency in violence-free lives. Safe Nest provides services for victims, batterers and their children. Prevention programs focus on children, teens, and young adults.

Hotline: (702) 646-4981 and (800) 486-7282

S.A.F.E. House
http://safehousenv.org/
S.A.F.E. House is a community based non-profit organization committed to Stop Abuse in the Family Environment by providing a comprehensive approach to end domestic violence that includes crisis intervention, safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, and community education. S.A.F.E. House provides services to all victims of Intimate Partner Violence, regardless of race, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender or sexual orientation.   By focusing on comprehensive services for all victims of domestic violence, along with prevention efforts, S.A.F.E. House has become one of the leading domestic violence organizations in Nevada.
(702) 451-4203

S.A.F.E. House 24 Hour Hotline: (702) 564-3227  

Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
West Charleston Outpatient Medication Clinic Phone: (702) 486-6045    Fax: (702) 486-6408
East Las Vegas Outpatient Medication Clinic Phone: (702) 486-6400    Fax: (702) 486-6408
Henderson Outpatient Medication Clinic Phone: (702) 486-6700    Fax: (702) 486-0559    

Spring Mountain Treatment Center
Provides co-ed inpatient and outpatient counseling for youth ages 13-18. Substance abuse problems and metal health issues are addressed.
(702) 873-2400

A concept photo of postnatal/postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a mental illness that affects a mother’s mood after childbirth. Signs of postpartum depression include feeling sad, worthless, hopeless, guilty, or anxious. Postpartum depression is a serious mental illness that can affect mothers after giving birth. This photo shows a mother and child on a bed in a bedroom at home. The sad mother is looking away from her daughter. The mother has red hair though the colors are quite neutral in the photo, with blues, whites and browns dominating. Actual mother and daughter.

Postpartum Dads
http://postpartumdads.org/
This website is intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD.  This site also includes information and resources that can be used by professionals to assist families dealing with PPD.

PostpartumMen
http://postpartummen.com/
PostpartumMen is a place for men with concerns about depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. It promotes self-help, provides important information for fathers – including a self-assessment for postpartum depression – hosts an online forum for dads to talk to each other, offers resources, gathers new information about men’s experiences postpartum, and – most importantly – helps fathers to beat the baby blues.

Boot Camp for New Dads
http://www.bootcampfornewdads.org/
Boot Camp for New Dads® (aka Daddy Boot Camp®) is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.

Daddy Boot Camp
www.strosereach.org

Join veteran dads (and their babies), to learn how they made it through the first months of parenthood and resurfaced as confident, on-the-job fathers. White British Father Feeling Depressed At Baby's Mealtime

Behavioral Bilingual Service
www.bbscounseling.com
BBS’ mission is to strengthen our multicultural community by providing quality mental health services. We believe in the power of people, and know that each individual can contribute to the transformation of our world. Our agency believes in igniting the spark of brilliance in people so that they can become empowered individuals.
Phone: (702) 451-7542
Fax: (702) 450-4239  

Behavioral HealthCare Options
https://www.behavioralhealthcareoptions.com/
Help you find solutions to help deal with personal issues at work or home before they get out of control and affect your job performance. They offer support and workshops at no cost to eligible members and their dependents. Accepts Health Plan of Nevada.
Phone: (702) 248-8866

Centers for Individuals, Couples and Family Counseling (UNLV) https://www.unlv.edu/cicfc
The Center for Individual, Couple & Family Counseling is a mental health facility that provides quality, low-cost therapy to residents of the Las Vegas community. The center serves as a premier training facility for the UNLV marriage and family therapy program.
Phone: (702) 895-3106
Email: cicfc@unlv.edu

Crisis Hotlines within Clark County and the United States http://caeo.unlv.edu/fss/crisis-hotlines  

Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada (FACT) http://www.factsnv.org/
Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada (FACT) is a non-profit agency, dedicated to helping Nevadan’s heal from the traumas and cycle of abuse, neglect, violence and addiction through education, prevention and treatment services. (702) 258-5855  

Harmony Healthcare
http://www.harmonyhc.com/
Our team of mental health and addiction treatment professionals are dedicated to helping each individual and/or family identify adapt and effectively deal with difficult times. We can help you not only get back on track, but improve the quality of your life.
(800) 363-4874

HeadsUP
www.headsupnevada.com
Heads Up provides state-of-the-art cognitive and behavioral services to all Nevadans who are faced with emotional, mental and physical challenges by utilizing the comprehensive and integrated tools and resources necessary to assist individuals, couples, and their families in overcoming any challenges from the most simple to the most traumatic and ultimately leading them to resolution and empowerment.
(702) 922-7015

Montevista Hospital
Provides inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents experiencing emotional, behavioral and substance abuse problems.
Free Assessment: (702) 251-1371
Customer Service: (702) 364-1111
Fax: (702) 364-8183
Email: info@montevistahospital.com

Nellis Air Force Base Family Advocacy Center https://www.dodhousingnetwork.com/air-force/nellis-afb/base-directory/family-advocacy-program
Offering services for family violence intervention and counseling for individuals and families new parent support program (parenting skills), outreach program, and exceptional family member programs (families with special needs).  

Safe Nest
http://www.safenest.org/
Safe Nest’s programs are concentrated in four areas of service: advocacy, counseling, prevention and shelter. Our shelter homes are maintained in undisclosed locations for the safety of abuse victims and their children, and all services are provided with confidentiality as a high priority. Our goal is to assist families from crisis to healing, while empowering victims toward self-sufficiency in violence-free lives. Safe Nest provides services for victims, batterers and their children. Prevention programs focus on children, teens, and young adults. Hotline: (702) 646-4981 and (800) 486-7282

S.A.F.E. House
http://safehousenv.org/
S.A.F.E. House is a community based non-profit organization committed to Stop Abuse in the Family Environment by providing a comprehensive approach to end domestic violence that includes crisis intervention, safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, and community education. S.A.F.E. House provides services to all victims of Intimate Partner Violence, regardless of race, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender or sexual orientation.   By focusing on comprehensive services for all victims of domestic violence, along with prevention efforts, S.A.F.E. House has become one of the leading domestic violence organizations in Nevada.
(702) 451-4203

S.A.F.E. House 24 Hour Hotline: (702) 564-3227  

Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
West Charleston Outpatient Medication Clinic Phone: (702) 486-6045
Fax: (702) 486-6408
East Las Vegas Outpatient Medication Clinic Phone: (702) 486-6400
Fax: (702) 486-6408
Henderson Outpatient Medication
Clinic Phone: (702) 486-6700 Fax: (702) 486-0559  

Spring Mountain Treatment Canter
Provides co-ed inpatient and outpatient counseling for youth ages 13-18. Substance abuse problems and mental health issues are addressed.
(702) 873-2400  

Suicide Hotline
Phone: 800-333-5580

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/#
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

PSI Resources

Call or Text PSI’s HelpLine. Available 24 hours a day, you will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed.

You are not alone and you are not to blame. PSI is here to help. You will get better.

Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)
#1 En Espanol or #2 English

OR TEXT:
English: 503-894-9453
Espanol: 971-420-0294

  • Here to Help http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/other-languages British Columbia Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. Publications available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Vietnamese
  • Hebrew

http://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/pregnancy/Childbirth/birthday/Pages/postnatal_depressions.aspx http://www.health.gov.il/PublicationsFiles/Postnatal_depression.pdf 

  • Pacific Post Partum Support Society Resources

Simplified Chinese: http://postpartum.org/translations/chinese-simplified/ Traditional Chinese: http://postpartum.org/translations/chinese-traditional/ Farsihttp://postpartum.org/translations/farsi/ Punjabi: http://postpartum.org/translations/punjabi/ Spanish: http://postpartum.org/translations/spanish/

Postpartum Support International
http://postpartum.net/

The mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.   It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public.

PSI Resources

Call or Text PSI’s HelpLine. Available 24 hours a day, you will be asked to leave a confidential message and a trained and caring volunteer will return your call or text. They will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources as needed.

You are not alone and you are not to blame. PSI is here to help. You will get better.

Call 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)
#1 En Espanol or #2 English

OR TEXT:
English: 503-894-9453
Espanol: 971-420-0294

Local PSI Contact: http://www.postpartum.net/get-help/locations/
PSI Weekly Online Support Groups (English/Spanish) www.supportgroupcentral.com/PSI
http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/
Wednesday Chats for Moms and Helpers Chat Number: 800-044-8766
Participant Code: 73162
First Monday of the Month Chats for Dads Chat number: 800-944-8766
Participant Code: 73162
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT LINE: (800)944-4773

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://suicidepreventiononlifeline.org/
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

2020MOM
http://2020mom.org
2020 Mom has issued a national call to action that sets forth an aggressive new path for solving what some have called one of the biggest public health concerns of our time: the silent maternal mental health crisis impacting up to 20% of expecting and new moms. We serve as a catalyst for policy and systems change by building nationwide partnerships with dedicated stakeholders, pursuing advocacy opportunities, providing training and tools, and promoting recommendations for hospitals, insurers and providers.

Maternal Mental Health NOW
http://www.maternalmentalhealthla.org/
The mission of the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force is to remove barriers to the prevention, screening and treatment of prenatal and postpartum depression in Los Angeles County. Founded in 2007, the Task Force is a coalition composed of over 35 public and private non-profit agencies as well community leaders, research partners and advocates for mothers, infants, and families. It also includes grassroots participation by survivors of maternal depression and affected family members.

The Emily Effect
http://theemilyeffect.org
Provides resources to families and support for women suffering from perinatal mood disorders.  

Mindsight Institute
http://drdansiegel.com/
Our mission here at the Mindsight Institute is to provide a scientifically grounded, integrated view of human development for mental health practitioners, educators, organizational leaders, parents, and others to promote the growth of vibrant lives and healthy minds.

The Online PPD Support Group
http://postpartumdepression.yuku.com/
This website is a place for women who are experiencing mood disorders after giving birth or adopting a baby (or have had past experience with these issues), as well as their families and friends and health professionals with an interest in reproductive mental health. Women who had original diagnoses of a postpartum mood disorder but were later diagnosed differently are also welcome.

MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health
https://womensmentalhealth.org/
This website provides a range of current information including discussion of new research findings in women’s mental health and how such investigations inform day-to-day clinical practice. Despite the growing number of studies being conducted in women’s health, the clinical implications of such work are frequently controversial, leaving patients with questions regarding the most appropriate path to follow. Providing these resources to patients and their doctors so that individual clinical decisions can be made in a thoughtful and collaborative fashion dovetails with the mission of our Center.

Infant Risk
http://www.infantrisk.com/
Founded in 2011 by world-renowned researcher Thomas Hale, Ph.D., R.Ph., the InfantRisk Center is dedicated to promoting research, education and public service pertaining to medication safety for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. To achieve this mission, the center conducts groundbreaking perinatal pharmacological research, trains post-doctoral fellows and offers consumer resources, such as the InfantRisk Center Hotline and mobile applications, to inform moms and health care providers about a variety of medications.
INFANT RISK HOTLINE: (806) 352-2518  

Mental Health America
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.

National Institute of Health
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/women-and-mental-health/index.shtml The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Mother Risk
http://www.motherisk.org/women/index.jsp
Motherisk provides information about medication in pregnancy and breastfeeding to mothers and professionals.

Motherisk Helpline: 1-877-439-2744 (Toll-free)

Trauma and Birth Stress – PTSD After Childbirth
http://tabs.org.nz/
Originating in New Zealand, TABS is Trauma and Birth Stress, a Charitable Trust that serves as a support group of mothers. We have in common stressful and traumatic pregnancies or births that affected our lives negatively for months or years afterwards. We formed TABS because of the need to make PTSD known as a form of mental illness that can happen following childbirth, but quite distinct from the Baby Blues, Post Natal Depression (Post-Partum Depression) and Post Natal Psychosis.

Solace for Mothers – Healing After Traumatic Childbirth http://www.solaceformothers.org/
Solace for Mothers is an organization designed for the sole purpose of providing and creating support for women who have experienced childbirth as traumatic. Traumatic symptoms resulting from childbearing experiences are real and can even result from a seemingly “normal” birth experience. A traumatic event is defined as “the development of characteristic symptoms following exposure to one or more traumatic events.” (DSM-5). This certainly can happen during the birth of a child and can have long lasting effects on mother, baby and witnesses present at the birth.

Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Birth
http://pattch.org/
PATTCh is a collective of birth and mental health experts dedicated to the prevention and treatment of traumatic childbirth.

African American mother with sad expression holding newborn

Thrive Wellness
https://www.thrivewellnessreno.com/
Phone: (775) 525-8103                                                                                        Thrive Wellness of Reno offers outpatient services for individuals struggling with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS), including therapy, psychiatry, primary care, nutrition, lactation consultation and other services. Additionally, Thrive recently opened a PMADS intensive outpatient program called “It Takes a Village.” This program runs three days per week for 3 hours per day and includes all above-mentioned services plus multiple therapeutic and support groups. Baby is welcome and encouraged in programming. During COVID, all programming is virtual to protect parents and baby, but will return to in-person once safe. Finally, Thrive offers a weekly support group for parents struggling with PMADS. All programs and groups are open to all parents of all genders and orientations. Thrive is currently in the process of creating a support group for individuals and partners struggling with perinatal grief and loss, and this group should be up and running within the next 3-6 weeks. Click here for program flyer.

Ashley Hanna-Morgan, LCSW
www.ashleyhannamorgan.com
Author of The Afterglow PMAD Support Group Curriculum & I Gave Birth to My Heart
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Speaker, PSI Volunteer Coordinator for Northern Nevada

Nurturing Nest
http://www.nurturingnestreno.com/prenatal-childbirth-education-support

Offering quality education and workshops, support groups and fitness classes
spanning pregnancy through early childhood.
Phone: (775)825-0800
Partners
 

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PMAD Informational Material

Call 702-492-8552 for more PMAD information.

The NV Statewide MCH Coalition subgrant is supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) through Grant Number B04MC29352 and BO4MC30626 from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the State of Nevada General Fund.