Mental Health during Pregnancy and Parenting

Mental Health and Parenting Resources

Both mothers and fathers commonly experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy and parenting. Without treatment, these distressing feelings may affect how parents respond to and bond with their child as well. They can also impact the child’s development.

Fortunately, help is available—from family, peers and providers— to prevent, identify and treat perinatal mood disorders and to build the healthy family relationships that help communities thrive.

Get information about local and regional providers, support groups, and ways that we can all support parents and families:

Website resources

North Sound Mental Health Administration 24-hour crisis line: 1-800-584-3578

Perinatal Support Washington
http://perinatalsupport.org/ and their warm line (1-888-404-7763)

Postpartum Progress
http://www.postpartumprogress.com 

Postpartum Support International
http://www.postpartum.net/ 

Postpartum Dads
http://postpartumdads.org/

Perinatal Mental Health Resources for Women of Color
Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color https://www.facebook.com/pmhawoc/
Perinatal Support Washington http://perinatalsupport.org/resources-for-parents-of-color/