We Are Warrior Moms, We Are The Faces Of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
Several women speak about the symptoms they experienced, where they found help, and what they wish others knew about perinatal depression and anxiety.
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Several women speak about the symptoms they experienced, where they found help, and what they wish others knew about perinatal depression and anxiety.
When Bianca was pregnant, she knew she did not want to continue at her old high school, so her midwife provided some recommendations, with New Legacy as the top recommendation. With Bianca’s hard work, leadership, and desire to improve her and her son’s life, New Legacy is lucky she chose to join our family!
Two moms sit down with a mental health professional to talk about the symptoms of perinatal depression and anxiety, tips for managing symptoms, and the importance of asking for help.
A YouTube playlist curated by This is My Brave Inc., an organization that highlights personal stories of mental illness and addiction. Videos feature live performances of parent’s sharing their experiences with postpartum depression.
In this 15 minute video, Jill shares her journey of learning to manage the intrusive thoughts, anger, and panic attacks she experienced as part of her postpartum depression and anxiety.
As a new teen dad, Angel knew he needed to find a school that would help him get his education while also taking care of his daughter, Unique. When he found New Legacy at the beginning of this year, he knew it was a fit.
After the birth of her firstborn daughter, Kiara experiences postpartum depression and anxiety. She explains the symptoms she had and how she overcame it.
Though he constantly tried his best, Ezra said he often worried that he might not measure up to being a good father. Imposter Syndrome, where one doubts their skills or accomplishments and often feels like a fraud, was becoming all too real to him, that is until he found his Circle of Father’s group. This blog, featured on Illuminate Colorado, shares Ezra's experience will Circle of Fathers.
Join other parents and caregivers in recovery to share support, tips and advice or just talk.
This resource has been designed by Maternal Mental Health NOW to help you feel prepared to adjust to the emotional demands, joys, and stressors of trying to conceive, pregnancy and parenting.
The Honoring Fatherhood Program equips fathers to live with integrity and purpose and to strengthen the families, homes, and communities they are a part of. Participants receive education on topics like: parenting from the Native perspective, relationship guidance, and money management.
CO-4-Kids takes into account the unique challenges and needs of foster and adoptive parents through their unique support and training for parents like you.
Colorado’s Early Intervention program provides supports and services to children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families from birth until the child’s third birthday.
A virtual therapy group for women with high-risk pregnancies.
Recommendations for Parents Seeking Supports for Pregnancy-Related Depression and Anxiety in Colorado.
Rainbow Families supports, educates, and connects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families, parents, and prospective parents by providing educational programs, advocacy, social events, and discussion forums.
Head Start programs provide wide-ranging services for low-income children from birth to elementary school at no cost. Programs build relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and community.
Catholic Charities Early Childhood Education Programs offers pregnancy through age five options in the City and County of Denver for families including Head Start, Early Head Start, and private pay. Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and family engagement services to children and their families.
MotherWise’s program includes 6 weeks of workshops plus one-on-one coaching for mothers on knowing themselves, what healthy relationships are to them, communication and relationship skills for all kinds of relationships, and connecting with a newborn baby.
Special Connections, a program for pregnant women on Health First Colorado, helps women struggling with substance use have healthier pregnancies and babies by providing case management, individual and group counseling, and health education.
This clinic is dedicated to providing high-quality developmental assessment and evidence-based parenting interventions for young children (age 12-42 months) with complex medical histories and/or NICU admissions.
OwnPath is a searchable web-based tool for all Coloradans to search for behavioral health care providers who are licensed by the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). Search for specific services and providers, or use a guided search to identify which resources are best for you! Narrow your search by location, hours, language support, payment accepted, and more.
A support group for parents whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.
Providing pregnant and new parents with supportive programs, services, and information.
Helping individuals find mental health and addiction resources.
Helping families find home visiting options across Colorado.
A summary of the clinical services offered by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to promote women’s mental health.
211 Colorado’s resources for pregnant and new parents helps you find the right resources at the right time. Call 211 in Colorado or browse their website to get connected.
Child First helps struggling families in these Colorado counties build strong, nurturing relationships that heal and protect young children from the devastating impact of trauma and chronic stress. Through a two-generation approach, Child First provides psychotherapy to parents and children together in their homes, and connects them with the services they need to make healthy child development possible.
This website is intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD.
Parentline Colorado is a free telebehavioral health service offering brief, strategic psychotherapy through video chat and telephone to pregnant and postpartum families with children up to age five. Click here to view the flyer in Spanish.
24/7, free, confidential hotline for pregnant and new moms in English and Spanish. Call or text 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746).
By providing targeted resources and a database filled with professionals equipped to support men of color, users can now obtain the help they need and deserve.
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.
Parent Possible promotes and supports evidence-based, high-quality programs to engage with parents where they are – inspiring parent involvement, facilitating school readiness, and strengthening opportunities for children to achieve their full potential.
Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers, where parents are the experts.
A support group for parents of medically complex babies where they can connect, learn, and find support.
SafeCare® Colorado is a free, voluntary support program for parents and caregivers with children ages five and under who need extra support to keep their families safe and healthy.
Currently on Parents Thrive Colorado we are featuring blogs, resources, and information that work to support new and expecting parents struggling with substance use. While millions of people struggle with substance use every year, access to support, education, and treatment can make a big difference. We worked with parents, community members, and advocates to develop […]
A unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and personally navigate their transformation into dads.
Through advancing the proven power of nurturing relationships, Zero to Three is transforming the science of early childhood into helpful resources, practical tools and responsive policies.
Substance use during pregnancy can be confusing and painful. The judgement we feel from others is hard to digest, especially if the way others see us leads us to feel disconnected from our culture and the parts of us that heal and nourish us as our bellies grow. If this rings true for you, then Cultura Cura Belly, or CCB, is the healing space you need.
CO Wellness Recovery is a mental wellness and addiction recovery guide. It’s a free resource for Coloradans considering recovery. Talk with someone, find treatment, learn what to expect from treatment, or find resources for caregivers.
Colorado fathers and male caregivers join together online to share support, tips and advice, or just talk.
PSI Volunteer Support Coordinators are available to offer peer support, information, and resources for military families. Visit their website to find your branch and contact one of PSI’s dedicated volunteers. PSI also offers a weekly online support group for military families.
Alma is a home visitation program for pregnant parents or caregivers that take care of little ones up to the age of three and live in SW Denver/East Jeffco neighborhoods. Through home visits, Alma community companions work alongside families to practice skills that support family wellbeing, build-up their strengths, and make connections in the community.
AllHealth Network is a nonprofit mental health organization providing counseling, psychiatry, crisis services, substance use treatment, and more.
Helping families before, during, and after a NICU stay and infant loss by providing powerful resources for the whole family.
Find a therapist, psychiatrist, treatment center, or support group near you.
Nurse-Family Partnership works by having specially trained nurses regularly visit young, first-time moms-to-be, starting early in the pregnancy, and continuing through the child’s second birthday.
Listed on this page are good post-adoption depression resources for you that provide non-judgmental support, information, and connection with others.
Raise the Future maintains a directory of Colorado-licensed mental health professionals for child, youth, and family referrals.
There are many types of home visiting programs available, each working to address specific ages, developmental needs, and parent skills and concerns. Parents Thrive Colorado has worked with parents and community members to develop a list of blogs, resources, and stories to highlight the successes of home visiting programs and help connect parents like you […]
The Center for African American Health offers African American and Black Metro Denver communities culturally responsive resources that support them in overcoming the root causes of health problems so they can maximize their individual and family health.
Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers, where parents are the experts. Visit their website to find a variety of Spanish-speaking support groups.
La Cocina provides full access to traditional and non-traditional forms of mental health and health equity support services. Services include mental wellness services, support groups, and child-parent psychotherapy/trauma treatment.
The Nurturing Parenting program is designed to promote healthy physical and emotional development, appropriate roles, and developmental expectations. Classes are offered in 12 week cycles and are currently being held on zoom.
APDC serves and supports all immigrant and refugee communities with a whole health, community-based engagement approach through health, education, and advocacy. Their mental health services provide culturally competent, community based, and consumer driven services.
Bright by Text connects you with trusted information and resources from early childhood experts about pregnancy, child development, and much more.
Available in both English and Spanish, messages keep you updated on everything from developmental tips based on your due date to events taking place in your community! Text BRIGHT to 274448 to sign up and visit their site to learn more.
With options ranging from a free support group to evidence-based mother-infant group psychotherapy, Healthy Expectations draws upon experts from various medical and mental health disciplines to support pregnant women and women struggling with mood and anxiety issues after delivery.
For parents, caring for a fussy baby can be exhausting and frustrating. There is no quick fix—but there is help. Call Fussy Baby Network® Colorado, a program for parents who have concerns about their baby’s fussiness during the first year of life.
Get connected directly with support and counseling for you or a loved one. Read stories from real Coloradans about their mental health journey to know you’re not alone.
This groundbreaking work has forged a portal of access for the community that is responsive, representative, trauma-informed, and delivered with compassion to advance mental health equity in communities of color.
Believing that personal and public health is a fundamental aspect of family prosperity, Families Forward Resource Center (FFRC) provides community health services for families. Health advocacy services include health coverage, nutrition and cooking classes and developmental screening services.
Colorado Pregnancy and Newborn Loss will connect you or a loved one with supportive counselors, peers, and classes after the loss of a child.
Baby & Me Tobacco Free provides pregnant people and new parents like you with counseling and resources to quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.
Right Start is a mental health program for pregnant women and families with children ages birth to 5 years. They provide help when there are concerns about a child’s emotions, behavior or development, or when parenting becomes difficult.
If you are using alcohol or other drugs to cope with stress, you are not alone. Support is available so you can be the strongest mom possible.
Sign up for a 20 minute call with a Birth Squad team member so that they can learn more about you, your family, what you need, and how they can help.
Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Colorado QuitLine can help you with each step of the way.
Find Colorado PSI Support Coordinators, resource guides, local support groups, education, and events.
Lifestyle and parenting articles written by and for Latinx parents.
Community Reach Center provides therapeutic support for women with pregnancy-related depression and anxiety. Dads need support too – that’s why services focus on the whole family. Services are provided by Infant Mental Health Specialists on the Early Childhood Services Team, as well as therapists at any of the Center’s outpatient locations. To make an appointment with an Infant Mental Health Specialist, please call the Early Childhood Services team at (303) 853-3801. To see an outpatient therapist, come in for an initial evaluation.
Substance use disorder affects millions of people every year. Like many other diseases, substance use disorders are both preventable and treatable. However, people who suffer from these disorders are forced to navigate a profound degree of stigma when seeking support, education, and treatment…
“Just like every pregnancy is different, every child is different too! Be patient with yourself as you learn what works THIS time around. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your loved ones. It truly takes a village!”