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Connect with a Peer Mentor
Talk to someone who has “lived experience” with PMADs
Connect with Someone who has Been There
PSVa’s peer mentors are volunteers who have firsthand experience with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. As survivors, they understand the struggle and the path to wellness, and want to offer support to those who are suffering.
They provide a “virtual hug” along with support, encouragement, and information about where to go for help. However, volunteers are NOT medical professionals, so they cannot offer medical information or screening. A peer mentor is a great addition to mental health treatment.
Peer Mentors Provide:
- Non-judgmental listening
- Understanding, acceptance, support, and encouragement
- Suggestions for self-care
- General resources about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
- Local resources, including support groups, mental health professionals, and other sources of maternal-child support