Crisis, Telephone and Online Support

  • Snohomish County: 1-800-584-3578 (crisis line)

  • King County: 1-800-244-5767 (crisis line)

  • Postpartum Support (PSI) Warmline: 888-404-PPMD (7763) Will return call within 24 hours.

  • Fussy Baby Network Warmline: (206) 906-9622

  • For free or low cost counseling in Everett: https://www.opencounseling.com/washington/everett

  • https://womensmentalhealth.org/resource/

  • For a medical emergency, please call a hotline or drive to the nearest hospital emergency room.

  • Anxiety/Depression/General Information

    • Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood by Karen Kleiman, MSW and Amy Wenzel, PhD

    • Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom's Postpartum Survival Guide
      by Ann L. Dunnewold PhD & Diane G. Sanford PhD

    • A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman's Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years
      by Ruta Nonacs

    • Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression
      by Pec Indman & Shoshanna Bennett by Deborah Sichel and Jeanne W. Driscoll

    • This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin

    • Uppity Science Chick: Handouts and Resources for parents and medical providers: http://www.uppitysciencechick.com/New-Stuff.html

    • What Am I Thinking?: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman

Fathers

  • The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman

  • Postpartum Dads (Website: Dad's stories, mom's perspective, how to help)

Handouts to Download

The Difference Between Depression and Ordinary New Mom Stress

9 Steps to Wellness

Medication

  • When Words Are Not Enough: The women's prescription for depression and anxiety by Valerie Raskin

  • Medications and Mother’s Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology by Thomas Hale

  • Medication while Nursing

Menopause

  • The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Menopause by Sheryl Green, Randi McCabe and Claudio Soares

  • The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause by Holly Thacker, M.D.

  • Menopause and the Mind: The Complete Guide to Coping with Memory Loss, Foggy Thinking, Verbal Slips and Other Cognitive Effects of Perimenopause and Menopause by Claire Warga

  • Women’s Moods, Women’s Minds: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health

Parenting Support

Perinatal Loss

  • Stillbirth, Newborn Death or Miscarriage Support, Information Line 206-782-0054

  • Support Groups: Seattle, 425-562-8039 or 206-367-3991; Everett, 425-334-8386

  • Online Support: egroups.com, subscribe and join PSMyBabyDied

  • Pregnancy after Loss Group, 253-520-0883, Bellevue

Perinatal Support Groups and Online Treatment

For many groups all over the Seattle area, visit www.perinatalsupport.org

Little Sprouts New Parent Group at Sprouts Birth Center, free, bring babes in arms, 22725 44th Ave. W. #101 Mountlake Terrace, 

Thursday evening support group, 16507 7th Pl W Lynnwood, led by Darla Grieco, 425-341-3552 (on hiatus for Summer 2019)

Mummoodbooster, Provides 6 sessions of evidenced-based online treatment with optional support for the partner

Sleep and Mindfulness

Social and Health Services

http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ask.shtml, goverment services for food, medical care, mental health, benefits eligibility etc. 

Trauma and Birth

For the prevention and treatment of traumatic childbirth: http://pattch.org/

How to Heal a Bad Birth by Melissa Bruijn

In Shock From Doctor to Patient by Dr. Rana Awdish

Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma by Flaum Hall

Website: For Trauma during Childbirth: Solace for Mothers Solace for Mothers offers two online communities—one for women who have personally experienced a traumatic birth and one for families, caregivers and advocates.   Start with these:  they can link you to others.