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POSTPARTUM PEER SUPPORT GROUPS 

Weekly Online Peer Support Groups

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!

Peer Support Groups are focused on providing emotional and social support, information, education, and practical help to each other. The groups are facilitated by trained mothers 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 mothers to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies while also focusing on the positive sides of motherhood.

Who can join the group meetings? 

  • Pregnant Women

  • New mothers - up to 3 years postpartum.

The advantages of Online Peer Support Groups are:

  • Provide a 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

Postpartum Peer Support Group - English

When you register, we will email you the information needed to join the online meeting.

Facilitator: Ivana Jagodic Meholick

Every Wednesday from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST

Postpartum Peer Support Group - Español

Cuando se registre, le enviaremos por correo electrónico la información necesaria para unirse a la reunión en línea.

Facilitadora: Wendy Lopez

Every Wednesday from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST

Postpartum Peer Support Group for Mamas of Color

When you register, we will email you the information needed to join the online meeting.

Facilitator: Priya Iyer

Every Wednesday from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST

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.  

CONCERNED ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL? 

Wondering where to turn for help? Doing a self-assessment for depression, anxiety, or OCD can help.

ARE YOU FEELING ALONE?

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 the Buckelew Suicide Prevention Hotline: 

For Sonoma County: 1-855-587-6373

For Marin County: 415-499-1100

For Grief Support: 415-499-1195

National Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

World Maternal Mental Health

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Postpartum Support Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

EIN #84-1763125. All donations are tax-deductible.

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