Emergency Services in the Boston Area

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

Intensive Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders by State

Christina Pannell, LICSW – Huntsville, AL

Postpartum Support – Providence Hospital, Anchorage, AK

Women’s Mental Health Clinic – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Maternal Outreach Mood Services (MOMS) – El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA

Maternal Wellness Program – Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA

Maternal Mental Health Program, University of California, San Diego, CA

Maternal Mental Health Program – Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA

Maternal Mental Health Program – Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Caring for Women with Maternal Depression Program – St. Joseph Hospital, Orange County, CA

Perinatal Psychotherapy Services – San Francisco, CA

Mission Hospital’s Maternal Mental Health and Wellness IOP – Mission Viejo, CA

Healthy Expectations Perinatal Mental Health Program – Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora and Denver, CO

Postpartum Wellness Center – Boulder, CO

The Catalyst Center – Denver, CO

Luna Counseling Center – Denver, CO

Peripartum Mood Disorders Program – Institute of Living, Hartford, CT

Women’s Mental Health Program – Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Center for Women’s Behavioral and Mental Health – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Wildflower Center for Emotional Health – Chicago, IL

Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program – Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, Hoffman Estates, IL

Wellspring Health Associates – Chicago, IL

Postpartum Support Group – Franciscan Behavioral Health Services, Indianapolis, IN

Pine Rest – Des Moines, IA

Tree of HOPE Postpartum Support Group – Northern Light Inland Hospital, Waterville, ME

Perinatal Depression Outreach Program – Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Wellness for Women Counseling – Online Counseling, Massachusetts-based

The Tears Foundation – Support for bereaved families, located in Northborough, Massachusetts

MA Grief Center – Support for families, communities, and professionals after unexpected death during pregnancy, infancy, or early childhood, located in Boston, MA

Empty Arms Bereavement – An organization committed to supporting bereaved parents. EAB is Massachusetts based, but offers virtual support groups, regardless of geographic location.

The Women and Infants Mental Health Program – Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan), Ann Arbor, MI

Women’s Mental Health Program – St. Joseph Mercy Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for Women, Ann Arbor, MI

Pine Rest Mother and Baby Partial Program – Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI

Hennepin Healthcare Mother-Baby Program – Minneapolis, MN

Mother Baby Intensive Outpatient Program – Nystrom & Associates, Ltd., Eden Prairie, MN

PrairieCare Perinatal Mental Health Clinic – Brooklyn Park, MN

Mother Baby Intensive Outpatient Program – Mercy Birthplace, St. Louis, MO

The Motherhood Day Program – Motherhood Center of New York, New York, NY

Brooklyn PPD Support – Premier Pediatrics, Brooklyn, NY

Seleni Institute – New York, NY

Northwell Health Perinatal Psychiatry Service – Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY and South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, NY

Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Wexner Women’s Behavioral Health – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Women’s Mental Health Program – Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason, OH

Motheroots Counseling – Portland, OR

Alexis Joy D’Achille Center for Perinatal Mental Health – West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Mother-Baby Connections – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Hope Clinic for Women – Nashville, TN

Ready Nest Counseling – Nashville, TN

Women’s Mental Wellness – Dallas, TX

Parkland Postpartum Depression Program – Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

The Center for Postpartum Family Health – Houston, TX

Reach Counseling – South Jordan, UT

Perinatal Outpatient Program – St. Mark’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

Emily Miller, MA, LCMHC – Eastern View Medicine, South Burlington, VT

Additional listings of outpatient providers can be found on the Postpartum Support International website.



Postpartum Support International

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 1.877.499.4773.

PSI also hosts a comprehensive database of outpatient perinatal mental health providers, located here.

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

 1.833.852.6262– 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 1-833-852-6262 in English and Spanish.

Coping with Stress and Difficult Emotions During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Join others 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. Dr. Rachel Vanderkruik will run the next pregnancy therapy group from March 13-May 1, 2024. The pregnancy group meets via Zoom on Wednesdays from 2-3pm. Dr. Rachel Millstein and Dr. Liz Waldron will run the next postpartum therapy group from April 10-May 29, 2024. The postpartum groups are held via Zoom on Wednesdays from 12-1PM. Patients can sign up for an intake call using this REDCap link. (Only MGB-patients currently located in MA are eligible to enroll.)

The North American Menopause Society

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.

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) for Moms

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.

MISS Foundation

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

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.

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

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.


Mind Body Pregnancy

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.

Treating for Two

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.

Women and Mental HealthNational Institute of Mental Health

National resource for the latest news, scientific breakthroughs, and policy updates related to women and mental health.

Postpartum Depression: Signs and Resources for Help Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

Resources related to postpartum depression curated by Georgetown’s women’s health nurse practitioner program.

Aunt Bertha

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.

Women’s Health: A Guide to Legal Resources

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







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