Mental health peer support services are considered an evidence-based mental health model of care. In meta-analyses, peer group participants have displayed a reduction in clinical symptoms of anxiety and depression and an increase in subjective quality of life as well as hope, self-esteem, and empowerment—factors also correlated with self-stigma.

Join Postpartum Peer Support Groups and connect with other mothers in our community!

    

English Group: Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm

To join the groups and get more information, please email us at info@postpartumsc.org

Peer Support Groups are focused on providing emotional and social support, information, education, and practical help to each other. The groups are led by trained mothers (Peer Leads) who walked in your shoes, who know the struggles and who listen attentively with respect, acceptance, and encouragement. Through these support groups, we assist mothers in obtaining resources, overcoming barriers, making connections.  Motherhood can be a stressful life change, but mothers don't have to go it alone. A support group provides an opportunity for moms to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies while also focusing on the positive sides of motherhood.

The advantages of Online Peer Support Groups are:

  • Provide warm, safe, confidential, shame and judgment-free environment

  • led by trained PPD/PPA Survivors 

  • mothers can join from the comfort of their home 

  • provides reassurance

  • helps identify coping strategies  

  • helps identify & build a support system
  • a connection to necessary information & resources
  • transform negative self-talk into positive self-talk
  • create long-lasting friendships 
  • option to join anonymously
  • free of charge

  • no insurance required

Mothers' privacy is guaranteed. We do not share and disclose any personal information that would identify any of our mothers. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: PPSC DOES NOT DIAGNOSE OR TREAT MEDICAL CONDITIONS.
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS ARE NOT THERAPY GROUPS.  

WORRIED ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL? 

Wondering where to turn for help? Doing a self-test for depression, anxiety, OCD can help you find out.

IS YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM STRONG?

Practical and emotional support are important in protecting against perinatal mental health disorders. Take this survey to see how your social support system measures up.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are concerned about someone else who may be suicidal, please call: 855-587-6373

National Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK [8255]

For grief support call 415-499-1195.

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