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New hotline for new moms with postpartum depression

Nicole Villalpando
nvillalpando@statesman.com

Postpartum Support International has several ways that new moms can get help. Of course, you also should check in with your own doctor, but if you can’t get in right away or while you’re waiting for the appointment, check out these resources:

A 24-hour, 7-day a week helpline. You can leave a message in English or Spanish and someone will call you back with encouragement, information as well as connect you to local resources.

You also can do a Text to Helpline: 503-894-9453. A volunteer will send you back information, encouragement and local resources.

Postpartum Support International also has Tuesday Online Support meetings at   postpartum.net/psi-online-support-meetings/ in English and Spanish. 

And  Weekly Wednesday Chats with other moms and health experts. You have to preregister for them at  postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/ The first Monday of the month, Postpartum Support also offers a chat for dads.

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