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Resources for Families
Need to talk?
call Our peer support warm line
Someone is standing by, ready to talk to you whenever you need a supportive friend.
A warm line is different from a hotline, in that when we can’t answer immediately, all calls are answered within 12-24 hours.
Anxiety and/or depression during pregnancy and during the first year after giving birth affect up to 1 in 5 new or expectant mothers and their families.
These illnesses – also known as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, or PMADs — are the #1 complication of pregnancy and childbirth.
Find a Support Group
Our support groups are a safe space to discuss anxiety, fear, parenting, mothering, and care of self. Currently, support groups are all offered virtually, and they are open to any birthing person in Virginia.
You can choose a support group based on your location, or by day/time. And you can attend as many and as often as you choose.
Talk to a Mentor
PSVa peer mentors are volunteers who have personal experience with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and are trained to help others on their journey to wellness from PMADs.
They provide a listening ear, practical advice and a “virtual hug” for those dealing with PMADs.
Partners – and other family members – may need additional support during the adjustment period after a baby is born. The entire family is affected when a parent is suffering from anxiety or a mood disorder.
Pregnancy and postpartum mental health is a family issue. Dads, partners, and other helpers need support, information, and connection too.
Find everything you need from local support groups to virtual support resources to mental health professionals in our support directory.