Acute Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital
The Acute Psychiatry Service, or APS, is located within the MGH Emergency Department. They are a 24-hour service that provides diagnosis and treatment of acute psychiatric and neuropsychiatric emergencies. (617) 726-2994
PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.
1.800.944.4PPD (4773) – PSI’s toll-free HelpLine serves over 1,000 callers a month and is staffed by a volunteer team of PSI trained responders who rapidly refer callers to appropriate local resources, including emergency services. The HelpLine also offers Spanish-language support – press 1 for Spanish. Participants may also text this HelpLine, beginning November of 2020 (Spanish-speaking individuals may text 971-420-0294).
PSI Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line: If you are a patient who has questions about changing or expanding your treatment, ask your doctor about using this consultation service. This consultation service is available for medical providers only. The Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line is staffed by reproductive psychiatrists who are members of PSI and specialists in the treatment of perinatal mental health disorders. The service is free and available by appointment. To fill out an online form to schedule a consultation, click here, or call 1.800.944.4773, ext 4.
PSI also hosts a comprehensive database of outpatient perinatal mental health providers, located here.
1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746)– Individuals who contact the hotline will be offered a range of support, including brief interventions from trained counselors who are culturally and trauma-informed, as well as referrals to both community-based and telehealth providers as needed. Callers will also receive evidence-based information and referrals to support groups and other community resources.
The hotline is accessible by phone or text at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) in English and Spanish. TTY Users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.
Join other women who are pregnant or have given birth in the last year for a virtual group through Mass General Brigham. In these groups, you will learn skills to help you cope with feeling stressed, anxious, or down. You will have the opportunity to discuss ways to apply these skills in the context of motherhood/transitions to parenthood, coping with physical and emotional changes, and gaining social support from peers. They are offering two groups: a group for pregnant women and a group for women who have given birth in the past year. Groups run for 10-weeks starting mid-January 2023 and are held on Wednesdays at 3PM. To learn more about the pregnancy group, contact Dr. Rachel Vanderkruik (781.691.9071, email@example.com). To learn more about the postpartum group, contact Dr. Rachel Millstein (617.724.2047, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Liz Waldron (617.724.6521, email@example.com). (Only MGH-patients eligible to enroll.)
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. NAMS offers guides and a searchable database of menopause clinicians to patients and consumers. Automated consumer request line: 1.800.774.5342
For names of North American Menopause Society members in your area, you may contact NAMS.
MCPAP for Moms provides real-time, perinatal psychiatric consultation and care coordination for obstetric, pediatric, primary care and psychiatric providers to effectively prevent, identify, and manage depression and other mental health concerns in pregnant and postpartum women. For more information, visit their resources page.
The MISS Foundation “is an international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.” For more information on their services, visit their support services page.
Massachusetts’s Women’s Health Network provides uninsured or under-insured women, 40 to 64 years of age, free screening and health care services, including mammograms, clinical breast exams, physical exams, pap tests, blood pressure and sugar levels, total and HDL cholesterol levels, and height, weight and body mass index. For further information regarding the Women’s Health Network and its programs, call 877.414.447. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The Share Organization – Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Share offers support and education for all those impacted by pregnancy and infant loss including families, friends, and caregivers. They also host a number of community events around St. Charles, MO.
Empty Arms Bereavement
Empty Arms is a welcoming organization committed to supporting bereaved parents. EAB is Massachusetts based, but offers virtual support groups, regardless of geographic location.
The Compassionate Friends Non-Profit Organization for Grief
This organization exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.
Miscarriage Matters, Inc.
Miscarriage Matters, Inc. aims to assist those who seek comfort following pregnancy and/or early infant loss by fostering a supportive community of parents with similar loss.
Dr. Anna Glezer: A physician’s expert guidance on your mental health & emotional well-being during pregnancy, delivery, & postpartum. Articles, guides, & advice on mood, anxiety, mental illness, hormones, treatments, resources, & many others.
Women and healthcare providers don’t have enough information to answer questions about medications and pregnancy. Treating for Two is CDC’s prescription for this problem. Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.
National resource for the latest news, scientific breakthroughs, and policy updates related to women and mental health.
Resources related to postpartum depression curated by Georgetown’s women’s health nurse practitioner program.
Aunt Bertha connects people to free and low cost services in their area by zip code. Services include: housing, food, education, goods, money, healthcare, education, employment and legal assistance.
A “resource to arm women with legal tools to help advocate for themselves and other women” created by American University’s online Master of Legal Studies”.
The Miscarriage Association: Pregnancy loss information and support
This site provides helpful information for family, friends, colleagues and health professionals in regards to miscarriages, molar pregnancies and ectopic pregnancies. It also offers a number of support services to those effected by this loss.
BIPOC Maternal Health Resources:
The Sista Midwife Directory, an online database that lists Black doulas and midwives by geographic location
Mae, an app that helps connect Black doulas with families seeking care
Zoula, which offers virtual seminars and forums moderated by medical professionals
Health in Her HUE, which connects users with culturally competent care providers and offers them health content and access to community forums