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Help for Perinatal Depression and Anxiety

If you have perinatal depression or anxiety, it’s important to know you are not alone. You are not to blame. With support and treatment, you will get better.

The first step to recovery is to reach out. Family and friends, healthcare providers, counselors, and support groups can all help. The following resources can help you get started.

Perinatal Depression/anxiety Helpline
1-800-944-4PPD, Postpartum Support International provides information, support, and links to resources (including providers) in your community or on the internet. A volunteer will return your call within 24 hours.

County Mental Health Services
Find the mental health crisis hotline and service phone numbers in your Oregon community.

Health and Social Service Referrals
211info provides information and help to find healthcare providers, mental health and social services in Oregon communities.

Oregon Health Plan
Most clients are enrolled in a network of providers called a coordinated care organization (CCO). Contact your CCO if you need help finding care. The OHP Client Services Unit (CSU) can be reach at 1-800-273-0557 or 711 (TTY) during normal business hours. For after-hours assistance, call the OHP nurse triage line at 1-800-562-4620.

Social Support for Perinatal Depression in Oregon

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

Postpartum Support International has volunteers in Oregon communities who provide caring and informed support and resources by telephone and email for mothers, families and professionals

For a complete list of perinatal mental health support groups in Oregon, visit the Oregon Resource Page for PSI. 

Online Support/Chat Rooms and Forums

These chat rooms and forums provide an opportunity to connect with others who are coping with perinatal depression and anxiety disorders. They are not intended to replace a visit to your therapist, medical provider, or to provide accurate medical information.

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