Mental Health during Pregnancy and Parenting

Mental Health and Parenting Resources

Depression and anxiety are complications commonly experienced during pregnancy and parenting by both mothers and fathers. Without treatment, these distressing feelings may affect how parents respond to and bond with their child as well as 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 relationship that help communities thrive. Please click on the handout to the left to explore the pathways to support. Please click here for a list of local and regional provider resources, including therapists and psychiatrists.

Website resources

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

Perinatal Support Washington and their warm line (1-888-404-7763)

Postpartum Progress 

Postpartum Support International 

Postpartum Dads

Perinatal Mental Health Resources for Women of Color
Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color
Perinatal Support Washington

Upcoming Training Opportunities in Whatcom County

​Local Trainings for Providers

​Looking for local opportunities to get focused training on perinatal mental health and child development as well as network with peer providers? Please click on the calendar to the left for upcoming training opportunities.