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PSI-Postpartum Support International
A free post-partum support service that is offered to help women in distress and to help you get connected with a support ream. Resources are available at Postpartum.net. Elizabeth O’Brien is the postpartum co-ordinator for the Northeast Atlanta Metro area. Her contact number is 907-378-6972 cell.

New Mom’s Support Group (also for Mom’s-to-be)
Gainesville, Georgia

An open group for new moms or moms-to-be that focuses on the adjustments that come along with being a parent as well as specific coping tools and mindfulness strategies for managing mommy hood. Please call Susanne Stribling for an assessment to begin the group. 770-540-0610

Postpartum Wellness Support Group
Atlanta, Georgia

You are not alone! This is a free group for moms who want to share and connect with other women for support. The group will offer education, support, and tools to help you feel like yourself again. Babies welcome!
Time: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30am-11:30am
Fee: None
Contact: Cassie Owens, LPC
Registration Required
Telephone: 404-448-1733

Postpartum Moms Group
Atlanta, Georgia

Visit their website or call / email Amber Koter-Puline for more information about individual and small group peer support in the Atlanta area.
Telephone: 914-261-8182 or 404-874-8664

Warmline
Project Healthy Moms, Mental Health America of Georgia

Contact Liz Smulian, Program Manager: 678-904-1968
Mental Health America of Georgia’s Project Healthy Moms (PHM) program seeks to increase awareness, identification, treatment, and support of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in Georgia, while also reducing the stigma associated with them. PHM’s initiatives include educational seminars for students, trainings and an online tool kit for healthcare providers, and perinatal peer support and resource linkage. In addition to an online resource list that is updated regularly, PHM provides a telephone and email-based Warmline through which a survivor of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can provide emotional support and suggest appropriate resources.

Phone in to the free Project Healthy Moms Warmline at 1-800-933-9896 ext. 234 (toll-free), call the local number: 678-904-1966, or email them to contact a survivor of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders who can provide emotional support and suggest appropriate resources. Please leave a message when you call, and the Warmline facilitator will respond within 48 hours. Press 1 for Peer Support in Spanish.

New Moms Support Group, Atlanta
Location: Atlanta Medical Center
Time: Every Friday 11:00 – 12:00PM

New Moms Support Group, Northside Hosptial
Location: Northside Hospital
Time: Every other Thursday from 10:30 – 11:30AM

Eating Disorder Support Group
Free Eating Disorder support group for anyone struggling with food / eating or body image issues. Ages 16 and up. Thursdays 5-6 PM. Call Dr. Susanne Stribling 770-540-0610 or Linh Lam 678-557-3447.
Visit ANAD.org for a list of support groups around metro Atlanta as well as reading material for eating disorder support.

READING
The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns, M.D.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmond J. Bourne, PhD.

The Highly Sensitive Person byElaine N Aron, Ph.D.

The Appetite Awareness Workbook by Linda W. Craighead, Ph.D.

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers, Psy.D.

The Body Image Workbook by Thomas F. Cash, Ph.D.

Life Will Never Be the Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide by Ann L. Dunnewold and Diane G. Sanford

This Isn’t What I Expected (second edition) Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Kleiman and Valerie Davis Raskin MD

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

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