If you would like to have telephone support from one of our volunteers, please leave a voicemail on our warmline 1-847 205-4455. We aim to return calls within 24 hours.
If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911 or your doctor.If you or a family member are experiencing severe symptoms and need to speak to someone in person urgently, the NorthShore University HealthSystem hotline 1-866-364-MOMS (1-866-364-6667) is answered live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you prefer to contact one of our volunteers by email to discuss what you are experiencing, please email us at Support. We aim to return emails within 24 hours.
Our Mom Volunteers
Our support volunteers are all moms who have experienced either a pregnancy or postpartum mood disorder themselves and they are here to offer you:
- Mom-to-Mom support and encouragement, and to let you know you are not alone in feeling this way.
- Information about the symptoms of pregnancy & postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
- Information on what helps women to feel well again
- Information on how to choose a healthcare provider who has experience in treating perinatal mood disorders if you need one.
Professional Treatment Options
Sometimes support from one of our volunteers isn’t enough and you may need to seek professional help from psychologists or therapists that have specialist training.
If you are in Illinois, our Director Dr. Sarah Allen is a psychologist who has 20+ years experience treating pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders. Email her at Dr. Sarah Allen or call her at 847 791-7722.
If you are outside of Illinois and need professional help with pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety, here are links where you can find therapists and support groups that specialize in women’s mental health across America and Canada.
The PPD Alliance New Mom Workshops
If you would like more information about our quarterly workshops please email our director Dr. Sarah Allen or click the links for more detailed information about the workshops drsarahallen.com/workshops/.
If you are a media representative with questions relating to perinatal mood disorders or our work with the Governor to proclaim May is Perinatal Mood Disorders Awareness Month in Illinois please email our director Dr. Sarah Allen or call her at 847 791-7722.