Maternal Mental Health Peer Support Groups

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If you or a mother you know is feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, distracted, isolated or struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, consider joining us for an online peer support group.

Several areas across Georgia lack accessible good-quality support and treatment options for moms who are suffering. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia and Postpartum Support International, Georgia Chapter believe that peer support is one of the best ways to fill this gap, and to help encourage and support women through their learning and recovery process.

Group-based peer support can be a promising intervention for pregnant and postpartum women as a means to both identify and manage emotional needs. The free, virtual peer support groups are to provide understanding and compassionate support to pregnant and postpartum moms as they work through emotional and mental difficulties. Groups are NOT only for first time mothers. They are for any Georgia mom who is currently pregnant or recently had a baby.

All peer groups are led by moms who are trained in how to provide a safe space and facilitate a group. Peer support groups are online only, with dial-in options so you will need access to a computer, tablet, or phone (cell or home). Dates & times of groups vary with weekly & bi-weekly sessions, Whatever best fits your schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: Peer support groups are NOT an alternative to therapy or medical treatment, but works as an added opportunity for encouragement.

We do not offer crisis management services. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911. People in crisis should call the toll-free Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.  For basic information, local support, and resources, please contact the toll-free Postpartum Support International Helpline at 1-800-944-4773.