Resources for mothers and families

Although The Periscope Project is not designed as a direct service for patients, the following websites offer additional information and support to mothers and families.

Support Groups

Moms Mental Health Initiative (MMHI)

MMHI’s mission is to help moms with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in the Greater Milwaukee area get better by leading them to effective treatment and by teaching the community and healthcare professionals how to better serve moms suffering from these illnesses. MMHI is a nonprofit organization. Visit Moms Mental Health Initiative on Facebook.

Mom2Mom

Mom2Mom is a group of volunteer moms who aim to provide information, support and resources to pregnant and postpartum moms and their families struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health difficulties in the Oshkosh and surrounding communities.  They offer peer support through telephone, email, and messenger and a monthly in-person group. E-mail Mom2Mom or visit them on Facebook to get involved.

Adjusting to Motherhood

If you or someone you know is having a difficult time after giving birth you can call 262-243-7408 and speak to someone at The Birth Hospital. Adjusting to Motherhood hosts a free support group every Wednesday at 9am. The group is open to mothers and family members.

Resources

Mother To Baby

Medications and more during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Ask the experts or view one of the fact sheets. 

Mom’s Mental Health Matters

Created by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. This website offers education and risk factors for mothers and families including an action plan for depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after birth.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-8255. This 24-hour, free, confidential suicide prevention hotline provides support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loves ones.

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International (PSI) provides peer support to families, trains professionals, and provides a bridge to connect them.  PSI has a Wisconsin Regional Coordinator who can assist mothers locally. PSI Warmline is a toll-free telephone number anyone can call to get basic information, support, and resources. Voicemails will be return as soon as possible. PSI Warmline: 1-800-944-4773

The Periscope Project is a program of the Medical College of Wisconsin – Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, made possible through the financial support of the United Health Foundation for the Project’s launch.