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PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

UTAH PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

Amy-Rose White
541-337-4960 TEXT only 
arwhitelcsw@gmail.com

Mary Attridge
Salt Lake County
801-712-8663 TEXT OR CALL
mcshank@mac.com

Ashley Henderson
Salt Lake County and beyond
801-971-5187 TEXT OR CALL
ashleyh@reachcounselingutah.com

Monica Ashton
Salt Lake County
385-419-0330 TEXT OR CALL
monica@thehealinggroup.com

Ginger Law
Salt Lake County

801-707-1865 TEXT OR CALL
glawrn@gmail.com

Jessica Allred
Weber & Davis Counties
801-856-8897 TEXT OR CALL
jessicaeallred@yahoo.com

Theresa Elliot
Utah, Salt Lake, Wasatch, Juab & Toole Counties
801-692-3023 TEXT OR CALL
telliottpsi@gmail.com

Annie Mead
Utah County
801-829-8176 TEXT OR CALL
Abcmead@gmail.com

Kaitlyn Wittwer
Utah County
801-615-3009 TEXT OR CALL
kwittwer18@gmail.com

Northern Utah: Davis, Rich, Weber, Box Elder & Cache Counties
Meradith Fraser
801-413-3245 TEXT OR CALL
meradith.psi@gmail.com

Northern Utah: Davis, Rich, Weber, Box Elder & Cache Counties
Yolanda Fredrickson
Yolanda offers support in both English and Spanish

801-899-9207 TEXT OR CALL
yolandafred.psi@gmail.com

WARM/HOTLINES:

Postpartum Support International (PSI) (800) 944-4PPD (944-4773)  www.postpartum.net – PSI volunteers are trained moms who’ve dealt with anxiety or depression. Support, resources, and information are free and confidential. Messages are retuned within 24 hours.

Erikson Fussy Baby Network (888) 431-BABY (431-2229) – Provides both Spanish and English support and advice for parents regarding infant fussiness, crying, and sleep issues.

University Of Utah Neuropsychiatric Unit Crisis Line (801) 587-3000. Free confidential support, including a mobile crisis team able to come to a residence when needed.

National Suicide Hotline (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS:

Please see the link below for current support groups in Utah as well as other Utah resources!

https://www.postpartum.net/locations/utah/

A note on finding a qualified therapist:

Seeking treatment with a therapist who specializes in pregnant and postpartum women is important. These specialists, often called perinatal psychotherapists, are educated about pregnancy and postpartum depression treatment options. Mood and anxiety disorders present differently during this time and require different treatment as well. The therapist should be a member of an organization that serves perinatal women, such as Postpartum Support International or our local chapter, the Utah Maternal Mental Health Collaborative. They should have received training from PSI or another reputable organization or provider such as 2020Mom or a well-recognized PSI Coordinator as many offer this training in their state. A qualified therapist can name five books for families and five books for clinicians with ease as well as name several online resources.

Ask the therapist what type of therapy he or she would use. Research has shown that cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal psychotherapies are the most effective methods to treat postpartum depression. This is not the time to delve deeply into childhood issues but rather the focus should be on skills, solutions, and crisis intervention. Treatment should include referrals to appropriate complementary resources, such as a support group or a psychiatrist, if appropriate. Ultimately, trust your intuition and keep looking elsewhere if the fit doesn’t seem right. Keep reaching out! You deserve to be well.

BLOGS
:ONLINE SUPPORT

www.ppdsupportpage.com – Provides online support groups for women suffering from Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood & Anxiety difficulties.

 CHILDCARE:

Family Support Center – 801-955-9110 : www.familysupportcenter.org/

Free 24/7 care for children when parents are overwhelmed (Crisis Nursery). Three locations in Midvale, Sugarhouse, and West Valley

FOR FATHERS:

www.postpartummen.com -This website is for fathers who are experiencing symptoms of postpartum anxiety and depression which is often called Paternal Postnatal Depression.

www.postpartum.net – First Mondays of every month — PSI hosts a free call-in forum for dads facilitated by a perinatal mood disorders expert. Call for information, support, and connection with other dads. See http://www.postpartum.net/chat-with-an-expert/  for more information and call-in number.

ADOPTION:

The post-adoption blues: Overcoming the unforeseen challenges of adoption. Book by K. J. Foli & J. R. Thompson (2004).

www.adoptionissues.org/post-adoption-depression.html http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-shock-dealing-with-post-adoption-depression_1374199.bc Online group for parents of adopted children.

DOULA RESOURCES:

Utah Doula Associationhttp://utahdoulas.org

CAPPA: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association www.cappa.net 

DONA: www.dona.org

Operation Special Delivery: Doulas for military families www.operationspecialdelivery.com

International Childbirth Education Association: www.icea.org

Childbirth International www.childbirthinternational.com

ICTC: International Center for Traditional Childbearing www.ictcmidwives.org

HealthConnect One: Learn about community-based doula programs www.healthconnectone.org

MEDICATION AND PREGNANCY/NURSING:

http://health.utah.gov/prl/ – MotherToBaby Utah (also known as the Pregnancy Risk Line), an affiliate of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.You can now text your questions to MotherToBaby at 855-999-3525or email your question(s) to expertinfo@mothertobaby.org.

http://www.ibreastfeeding.com/ – Website of Hale Publishing, company of Dr. Thomas Hale, leading expert on medications in breastfeeding. Provides discussion forums for healthcare providers and patients on concerns related to specific medications.

www.reprotox.org – REPROTOX® is an information system developed by the Reproductive Toxicology Center. It containssummaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction,and development.

www.womensmentalhealth.org – Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health

BIRTH TRAUMA:

www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk – The Birth Trauma Association, UK
www.ican-online.org – International Cesarean Awareness Network

www.solaceformothers.org – Solace for Mothers is for mothers who have experienced a challenging childbirth, and forproviders who work with perinatal women. Phone support by peer counselors is available.

www.tabs.org.nz – Trauma and Birth Stress (TABS) is a charitable trust supporting mothers with Postpartum PTSD orwho have experienced a traumatic birth.

ABORTION:

https://exhaleprovoice.org– Provides after-abortion support, resources, and events.

http://www.afterabortion.com -This site is for women who have had an abortion, and want a place to talk about their abortion, and find peer support in a neutral, non-judgemental place

MISCARRIAGE/LOSS:

http://www.missfoundation.org -Mothers and Others in Sympathy and Support is volunteer-based organization that provides crisis support and long-term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. They have a wonderful online forum where bereaved parents can connect.

http://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx -Compassionate Friends is a national self-help support organization that assists families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age. Salt Lake has a local support group.

http://babylossdirectory.blogspot.com -Babyloss blog directory is an amazing list of personal blogs by bereaved parents, categorized by type of loss.

https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org -Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is a network of almost 7,000 volunteer photographers in 25 countries. At a family’s request, a NILMDTS-affiliated photographer comes to the hospital or hospice location and conducts a no-cost, sensitive, and private portrait session, offering bereaved families precious images of themselves with their child.