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.

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.

 

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

1800-273-8255. This 24-hour, free, confidential suicide prevention hotline provides support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loves ones.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

A special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children to promote and maintain health and wellbeing for nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women infants and children.

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.

Baby Blues and Anxiety Too

ProHealth offers a free support group the second and found Monday of the month from 10am to 11am in the Health & Human Services Center, Waukesha.