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.
Postpartum Moms Group
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
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
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmond J. Bourne, PhD.
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
Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts by Amy Wenzel and Karen Kleiman
Women’s Moods; What Every Women Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health by Deborah Sichel MD and Jeanne Watson Driscoll MS, RN, CS