The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers phone or text access to professional counselors, real-time support, a response within a few minutes, resources and much more.
The Chocolate Milk Café is a Lactation Support group where families that are part of the African Diaspora; who provide human milk to their children can gather in a sacred space to receive adequate support.
Mid-Missouri Black Doula Collective (MMBDC) doulas seek to provide physical, emotional and informational support to help women experience giving birth in a healing space that is healthy and safe. They offer Perinatal Doula Services, Childbirth Education and Ongoing Breastfeeding Support.
Download or order brochures for free and find resources about perinatal depression
Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Center (Serving the Kansas City area)
Provides a free 24/7 Warm line where parents can call in and speak with trained volunteers, and connect with resources. Call (913) 677-1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with the warm line.
Find a free support group near you on their support group page: https://pprc.support/support-groups-2
For more information, visit: https://pprc.support/home
SSM MOMS Line (Serving the St. Louis area and beyond)
Provides both in-person and phone support for parents experiencing perinatal distress or depression.
Call 314-768-6667 to connect with a peer support volunteer through the MOMS line warm line. Volunteers are parents who have experienced perinatal distress themselves and understand what you are going through. Volunteers will connect you with resources in your area.
Find a free support group near you on their support group page: https://www.ssmhealth.com/classes-events/event-details?EventId=5c4cce54-2869-464f-8884-267865c5eb4b
For more information about the MOMS line, visit: https://www.ssmhealth.com/maternity/moms-line-stl
Free postpartum yoga and support group offered through Doula Foundation.
To learn more, visit their website: http://doulafoundation.org/how-we-help/postpartumyoga/
Or call 417-832-9222.
Provide behavioral health services, including walk-in clinics and crisis intervention for 17 counties across Missouri. To learn more, visit: https://www.burrellcenter.com/access/
Provides health care including behavioral health services and crisis intervention across 45 counties in Missouri. To learn more, visit https://compasshealthnetwork.org/services/behavioral-health/
Use this free parenting warm line by calling 1-800-552-8522 or sending an email to email@example.com.
Parenting experts will answer any questions you have and connect you with resources in your area.
Suicide Prevention LifeLine (Nationwide)
If you or someone you love is considering suicide, please contact the Suicide LifeLine for a free, confidential call: 1-800-273-8255. This service is available 24/7.
Or visit their website for more information and a chat option: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/
Postpartum Support International (International)
Postpartum Support International (PSI) provides mental health support in the perinatal period to parents across the world, in both English and Spanish.
To speak with someone and find resources in your area, call 1-800-944-4773(4PPD) or visit the website to learn more: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/psi-helpline-english-and-spanish/
Join a weekly call with a PSI expert, and connect with other parents: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/chat-with-an-expert/
Fathers can connect with each other through a monthly call facilitated by PSI and learn about other resources for fathers here: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/resources-for-fathers/