Building Your Village has many resources to help support parents and educate communities about the emotional and mental health of parents.
Postpartum Support International: 1-800-944-4773, or text 503-894-9453
National Postpartum Depression Hotline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS (773-6667)
Supporting Mamas Confidential Text Line: text (408) 475 4408
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Postpartum Support International Chat With An Expert
Free weekly phone chat for moms on Wednesdays (and 1st Mondays for dads) with a mental health professional. Check the website (http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/#Schedule) for times.
Use your telephone to dial the toll-free TeleConference number 1-800-944-8766. You will hear this greeting: “Welcome to TelSpan TeleConferencing. Please enter your TeleConference code followed by the “#” sign.” After this prompt, enter the code 73162 followed by the “#” sign.
BUILDING YOUR VILLAGE NETWORK
Building Your Village has an online community to provide support for new and experienced parents. To join this community, visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/BYVOrganization and request to join the group.
BUILDING YOUR VILLAGE COMPANIONSHIP PROGRAM
The Building Your Village Companionship Program helps connect new or expecting mothers or fathers to existing mothers or fathers with similar interests. To find out more or to sign up for this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an abundance of online reading materials. Here are some that we found helpful for both information and inspiration.
"Postpartum depression is a serious mental illness that involves the brain and affects your behavior and physical health."
"But, whereas postpartum depression and psychosis typically grab the headlines, we are now learning that anxiety disorders, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), are also experienced by many new and expecting mothers."
"Quitting your job to become a stay-at-home mom shouldn't be out of guilt or peer pressure."
Marriage After Baby
"No money, no sex, and no time. This isn't how you pictured parenthood with the man you love. Here's how to get your relationship back on track."
"Anxiety after having a baby is surprisingly common—here's how these new moms are coping with it."
"Mom Guilt" with Working Moms
"You’re doing a great job. I know you need to hear that. Being away from your kids so much isn’t always an easy thing. In fact, it’s the hardest. But, I get you, Working Mom, because I am you."
New Dad Survival Tips
"What new dads need to know about the care and feeding of their brand-new human."
To help navigate your new normal, here are a few recommended reading materials.