These care packages are bags filled with: 

  • mom & baby essentials: diapers, wipes, etc. 

  • a purple panda plushy

  • a journal: Keeping a journal can help mom gain control of her emotions and improve her mental health

  • educational/informational material on perinatal mood disorders (postpartum depression and anxiety) and how to recognize early signs

  • educational/informational material for partners and helpers to better understand and support new parents

  • self-screening tests for postpartum depression and anxiety;

  • personal messages of support and encouragement

These packages are critical for new moms, especially those with limited means. "You've Got

This" packages give moms essential supplies and a connection to important resources.

They will be distributed to pregnant women in need through community partners, health organizations and clinics. 

HOW DO THESE CARE PACKAGES HELP?

These care packages help with: 

  • Providing practical help for moms and babies in need

  • Providing information and resources to moms and families 

  • Raising awareness about postpartum struggles in the community

  • Educating the public on how you can better support new parents 

  • Creating a team building activity for you and your organization

“Low-income mothers who don’t have enough diapers for their babies are more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than other low-income mothers, according to new research from Yale University. Three in 10 poor mothers reported that they cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers, the study found.”

— Psych Central

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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