We have provided links to a number of community and online resources, organized by the categories below. The Friends Depression Education Resource Center (FDERC), located in the east end of the Rachel Upjohn Building Atrium, also provides a wide array of educational materials, including a library that lends books, videos, and other resources.
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Resources for parents and professionals working with infants, toddlers, and young children:
CPP’s mission is to provide services and resources that help young children and families recover and heal after stressful and traumatic events.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events.
Support for Depression and Anxiety during Pregnancy and Postpartum:
A starting place for finding resources for women and families affected by maternal mental health challenges.
Dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.
PHONE & TEXT SUPPORT
NEW! Text the Warmline:
Online resource for those newly diagnosed with depressive illness, those who may be wondering whether they are experiencing depression, and those who just want to learn more about depression and related illnesses.
Michigan / Local Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources:
Mom Power uses a strengths-based, empowering framework to support moms living with adversity to learn and practice parenting and self-care skills, make connections with other moms, and engage with local resources.
The MSPMDC exists to improve the emotional health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women and their families through education, outreach, advocacy, and support.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The Department of Psychiatry offers a variety of psychotherapy groups for pregnant and postpartum women.
Free drop-in weekly support group for expectant and new moms and their babies. Weekly touchpoint with snacks in a cozy atmosphere, mixed with a bit of education and some fun.
THE LOVELY NEST
Six-week, evening Moms support group focused on finding your way through being a mama and the struggles that might arise along the way. Lead by a licensed clinical psychologist. There is a fee to attend the groups and registration required.
THE BREASTFEEDING CENTER
OF ANN ARBOR
Free drop-in group focuses on supporting breastfeeding mothers. We provide a space for mothers to come and be with their babies and meet other breastfeeding mothers. Support staff is available to answer any breastfeeding questions with accurate, up-to-date information.
CORNER HEALTH CENTER
Free 8-Week group for parents under the age of 25 with a child 0-5. Connect with other parents, learn play activities to help your child learn and grow, learn new and innovative ways to manage parent stress.
Call or text Jennifer Farley at 734-718-4261 for more information.
Parenting & Newborn Care:
As part of our commitment to providing unparalleled women’s health care, the UM Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital is committed to providing women access to educational resources, wellness information, and outreach activities.
A national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. Their mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.
Breastfeeding & Lactation:
A variety of breastfeeding resources, including classes and moms groups, are offered through the U-M Health System.
Committed to providing everything a breastfeeding family might need: education, community, consultations, postnatal support groups, a human milk depot for helping other babies, and retail products.
Husbands, Dads, and Partners:
This website is intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD.
The resources listed on this page provide fathers and postpartum partners informed support and connection at no charge.
Honest and compassionate talk about the adjustment to parenthood, information about how fatherhood can affect you, and some helpful advice.
Grief and Loss Support:
The Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group is for mothers, fathers, relatives, and friends – anyone affected by a miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, or other loss.
Perinatal Hospice is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, education, and encouragement to families who choose to carry their dying baby to term.
Public Assistance & Health Care:
MIHP is a program for all Michigan women with Medicaid health insurance who are pregnant and all infants with Medicaid. It is a benefit of your Medicaid insurance. MIHP provides support to promote healthy pregnancies, good birth outcomes, and healthy infants.
Provides home-based services for parents with infants up to 3 years of age who are at high risk of developing emotional, behavioral, or relationship problems.
A health care program administered by the Department of Community Health for the low income uninsured children of Michigan’s working families. Beneficiaries receive a comprehensive package of health care benefits including vision, dental, and mental health services.
CSHCS is a program within the Michigan Department of Community Health that provides certain approved medical service coverage to some children and adults with special health care needs.