Mothers Strong – Help for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

FinalLogoMothersStrongMothers Strong is a group dedicated to bringing vital mental health information to moms and families in the North State area.
Please note that Butte 2-1-1 and Mothers Strong do not provide therapy or counseling. We do not provide a hotline or a warmline for postpartum depression/perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and cannot provide advice via email. However, if you feel that you or a loved one may be suffering from pregnancy-related or postpartum depression/anxiety, we strongly encourage you to reach out for help by calling 2-1-1 to find support, counseling and other resources in your community. If you are outside of Butte County you can ask for help by reaching out to Postpartum Support International at 1-800-944-4773 or www.postpartum.net, or by speaking to your healthcare provider.

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If you have thoughts of harming yourself or your baby or if your pregnant/postpartum loved one is exhibiting frightening or bizarre thoughts/behaviors call 911 immediately. A phone call is the first, and sometimes the hardest, step toward getting well.

The following is a list of resources compiled by Mothers Strong for women suffering from pregnancy-related or postpartum depression in Butte County. For additional parenting and family resources you can call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 or use the 2-1-1 online searchable database.

Local Support Groups:

  • Enloe Mother & Baby Care Center
    530-332-7208
    251 Cohasset Road
    Chico, CA. 95926
    Getting ready for a new baby and parenting are exciting and important times. Enloe’s Mother & Baby Education Center wants to help you and your family prepare. Their goal is to provide excellent services that promote healthy living for babies and families. A Registered Nurse Educator will facilitate self-care topics including nourishing mind, body and soul, understanding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, resources in the community and more.

 

  • Mother to Mother
    Family Place
    530-230-0211
    1007 Billie Road
    Paradise, CA. 95969
    1st & 3rd Monday: 10 a.m.
    A support group for mothers who are pregnant or have a child age 0-2 and feel like their experience having a child isn’t what they thought it would be. Feelings could include being disconnected, hopeless, tired, angry, or not being able to snap out of it. Childcare, refreshments and transportation are provided.

 

  • Promotores Postpartum Support Group in Chico- Spanish Speaking
    Contact: Martha Martinez
    530.345.1600 ext. 21110
    mmartinez@nvcss.org
    North Point Apartments
    3424 Esplanade, Chico, CA
    Tuesdays 11AM-Noon
    Starts on Sept. 12th, 2017. The group will meet weekly for 12 weeks.
    1 in 7 families in America are impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. The symptoms often occur during pregnancy or up to one year after giving birth. Join the conversation and know that you are not alone. This group meets weekly for moms having emotional challenges after the birth of a baby. You don’t have to be alone! Come interact with other moms. Have conversations and play with your baby. This group is facilitated in Spanish.

Therapists:

All local therapists listed here have received specialized training in working with women and families who are experiencing maternal depression and anxiety.

Butte County

  • Mothers Well
    530-345-1600 ext. 21050
    Mothers Well is a program of Northern Valley Catholic Social Service which offers counseling services to women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Services are offered to women with Medi-Cal or those who are uninsured or under-insured. Women can be referred by social service agencies, friends, family, or by self-referral.
    Methods of payment: Medi-Cal.

 

  • Healthy Mothers
    530-876-2518
    Healthy Mothers is a program of Feather River Health Center which provides free at home or in-office maternal depression and anxiety screening and counseling to expectant mothers or new moms who have Medi-Cal health insurance.

Chico

  • Jacqui Brugnano, MFT
    530-592-0500
    Spanish speaking only.
    Methods of payment: private pay, private insurance and California Health and Wellness Medi-Cal.

 

  • Gail Garcia, LCSW
    530-588-5817
    gailgarcialcsw@gmail.com
    Methods of payment: private pay, private insurance, Medi-Cal.

 

  • Mary Gordon, RN, MFT
    530-521-6616
    Methods of payment: private pay, private insurance, Medi-Cal.

 

  • Sarah Frohock, LCSW
    530-321-6523
    Methods of payment: private pay, private insurance, Medi-Cal and sliding scale fee.

 

  • Jarynna Chua, LMFT
    530-966-5391
    jchua@nvcss.org
    Methods of Payment: private pay, Medi-Cal, and sliding scale fee.

 

  • Sue Matthiessen, LCSW
    530-894-2238
    Methods of payment: private pay.

Paradise

  • Christina Mercy-Kemp, LCSW
    530-570-9211
    Methods of payment: private pay, private insurance and California Health and Wellness Medi-Cal.

Text Support:

  • Receive Support Messages From Mothers Strong and Butte 2-1-1
    Text the word “moms” to 898211
    Butte 2-1-1 and Mothers Strong have created a texting program that sends out support messages and time relevant resources to moms who are pregnant or have young children. You can sign up to receive support messages by texting “moms” to 898211. If moms would like to receive live help finding additional Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder resources or other free and low-cost services, they can call 2-1-1 or text their zip code to 898211.*

*Standard msg&data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt-out. For end user privacy and terms and conditions of texting with 898211, go to: www.preventionpaystext.com/policies/

Phone Support:

  • Butte County Behavioral Health Crisis Services
    www.buttecounty.net/behavioralhealth
    1-800-334-6622
    560 Cohasset Rd. Ste. 180
    Chico, CA 95926
    Immediately connects individuals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a mental health professional for telephone intervention, information or referrals. Walk-in counseling is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for individuals to receive face-to-face crisis intervention and assessment.

 

 

  • Postpartum Support International
    www.postpartum.net
    icon-fb Postpartum Support International on Facebook
    1-800-944-4773 (1-800-944-4PPD) Telephone support. Will call back within 24 hours.
    Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from pregnancy-related or postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. They also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover.

 

  • Postpartum Support International Regional Coordinator
    Beth Miller
    530-332-7208
    Regional PSI Coordinators offer informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Available M-F with a warm line after normal business hours and weekends.

 

  • PPD Moms
    www.1800ppdmoms.org
    1-800-773-6667 (1-800-PPD-MOMS)
    icon-fb PPD Moms on Facebook
    A helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone experiencing depression during and after pregnancy, as well as anyone concerned about a new or expecting mother.

 

Online Resources:

  • breakthrough.com
    www.breakthrough.com
    Online therapy is accessible in California through www.breakthrough.com. Once you are on the website, go to the bottom of the screen and click on “Find a therapist” under “For Clients”; then select your state and under “Specialties” select “Maternal Health / Postpartum.”
    Methods of payment: private pay and private insurance.

 

  • Jenny’s Light
    jennyslight.org
    icon-fb Jenny’s Light on Facebook
    Jenny’s Light was developed as a way to encourage women and their loved ones to educate themselves about perinatal mood disorders and make a plan together, should symptoms occur.

 

  • Mothers Strong Cafe
    icon-fb Mothers Strong Cafe
    Mothers Strong Cafe is a Facebook group. The purpose of the group is to create a safe space where moms can support each other through the challenges of motherhood. Questions and experiences related to postpartum depression and anxiety and local resources are welcomed. This page is designed to be an online forum for peer support.

 

  • Mothers Strong on Facebook
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    The Mothers Strong Facebook page shares links, resources, articles and local events that focus on motherhood wellness. It offers a way for moms and others to stay informed on PMAD, be able to recognize the symptoms and find ways to seek help.

 

  • Postpartum Dads
    www.postpartumdads.org
    This website is intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD.

 

 

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Every effort has been made to supply complete and accurate information on this web site. The listings on this page are based on information supplied by agency representatives and the Mothers Strong coalition in Butte County. Inclusion in this listing does not imply endorsement nor does exclusion imply disapproval. Agencies and service providers may be absent from this listing due to the inclusion/exclusion policies of  Mothers Strong and Butte 2-1-1. This site contains links to other sites for more information. Links to other web sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated at those web sites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site. Links to other web sites are provided as a public convenience and Butte 2-1-1 is not responsible for the content at any web site linked to this site.