Provides free, confidential advice 24 hours a day and is available to anyone in crisis or emotional distress. If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the lifeline for help. A skilled, trained crisis worker will answer the phone. This person will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and share any resources that may be helpful. Always call 911 first for emergencies.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988
Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: (888) 628-9454
Main Website (for Patients): 988lifeline.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (for Professionals): sprc.org
Helps families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping or feeding. Call their Warmline for free to speak to an infant specialist. Services are available in English and Spanish. Visit the website for contact hours.
451 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Warmline: (888) 431-2229
Find out about postpartum depression. Go online to view handouts in Spanish, Somali, French and many other languages.
Offers a free in-home wellness visit by Mount Carmel Registered Nurses for moms and new babies, living in Franklin County and the adjoining counties, who deliver at Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, or Mount Carmel St. Ann’s. The nurse checks baby’s weight, umbilical cord and sleeping and eating habits. During the visit, the nurse will also answer any questions or concerns mom might have about breastfeeding, proper safe sleep, baby’s growth and development and other community resources and administer postpartum depression screenings.
Pregnancy and a new baby can bring a range of emotions. Many new moms feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or exhausted at different times during their pregnancy or after the baby is born. These are common and treatable health conditions during or after pregnancy. And that’s why a new mom, or those supporting them, should reach out right away for help. Call this free, confidential hotline available 24 hours a day for support. Counselors speak English and Spanish and can provide referrals to local health providers and support groups.
Call or Text: (833) 943-5746 or 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS
Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Provides counseling and behavioral health services for children and adults: pregnancy and parenting support, respite care, domestic violence shelter, foster parent training and foster family support services, substance abuse and addiction recovery that include peer support and housing, and more throughout Ohio. Visit the website for additional contact and location information.
Cuyahoga County Crisis Line: (440) 260-8595
Provides free peer support groups remotely and in-person around Columbus, education on pregnancy and postpartum depression (PPD) and related mood/anxiety disorders, referrals to appropriate mental health resources and providers. The POEM Rise program provides services exclusively by and for Black mothers. The website also has helpful links to other Mental Health America services, such as pro bono counseling. Use the Event Calendar to find the next support group.
A national organization that provides support for women with postpartum depression or emotional problems associated with pregnancy. Women can call their toll-free hotline for non-urgent confidential support and advice. They do not offer medical advice or treatment of any kind.
Helpline: (800) 944-4773