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
Coping with stress and emotions during pregnancy
Leaders: Tina Luberto, PhD and Rachel Vanderkruik, PhD, MSc
Supervision: Dr. Tina Luberto
Time of Group: Virtual (over Zoom) Thursdays 4:00-5:15pm starting March 4, 2021 (through Thursday April 15, 2021)
Age range of members: 18+, any women within the 1st or 2nd trimester of pregnancy (so the patient can complete the 8-week program prior to giving birth)
Type of therapy: Integrated mindfulness skills, CBT, and process
Group Specifics: This group is for women who are pregnant and experiencing difficulty coping with stress and/or mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression. The group will last 8-weeks and will utilize the Stress Management and Resiliency Training Program (SMART), an evidence-based multi-modal mind body medicine group developed at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Discussions will focus on applying the skills in the program to the context of pregnancy and preparing for the postpartum, including stressors in the context of COVID-19. Participants will be expected to purchase the $50 SMART manual for participation in the group.
To sign up: Interested participants can contact Psychiatry Triage and Intake Service (PTIS) at 617-724-7792 and inquire about the SMART pregnancy group to be assessed for eligibility and to schedule an intake for the group. Patient must be based in Massachusetts and be an existing MGB (formerly Partners Healthcare) patient.
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.
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