Information & Resources

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:

ONLINE SUPPORT

Child Parent Psychotherapy

CPP’s mission is to provide services and resources that help young children and families recover and heal after stressful and traumatic events.

ONLINE SUPPORT

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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. 

LOCAL RESOURCE

Washtenaw County CMH CARES

Services that are provided by this team include individual and group therapy, case management, peer support, psychiatry and nursing. In order to access these services, call 734-544-3050

Support for Depression and Anxiety during Pregnancy and Postpartum:

RESOURCES

Maternal Mental Health Resources 

A starting place for finding resources for women and families affected by maternal mental health challenges.

ONLINE SUPPORT

Postpartum Support International

Dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth.

BLOG

Postpartum Progress

The most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, with comprehensive information on a wide variety of topics.

PHONE & TEXT SUPPORT

Postpartum Support International Warmline

1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)

NEW! Text the Warmline:

(503) 894-9453

Pine Rest Pregnancy and Postpartum HOPEline

1-844-666-4673

(844-MOM-HOPE)

TOOLKIT

University of Michigan Depression Toolkit

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:

STRONG ROOTS

Mom Power Program

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. 

RESOURCES

Michigan Statewide Perinatal Mood Disorders Coalition

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.

RESOURCES

PSI Listing of Michigan Support Groups Coordinators and Resources

A list of PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Psychotherapy Groups

The Department of Psychiatry offers a variety of psychotherapy groups for pregnant and postpartum women.

SUPPORT GROUPS

MomShare Group

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.

Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR BABY BEGINNINGS

Mother’s Group

Class meets at Align Chiropractic: 2464 East Stadium Blvd in Ann Arbor. There is a fee to attend the groups and registration is required.

Ann Arbor

THE LOVELY NEST

Moms Group

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.

Ann Arbor

THE BREASTFEEDING CENTER

OF ANN ARBOR

Mom & Baby Group

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.

Ypsilanti

CORNER HEALTH CENTER

Parent Play Group

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:

LOCAL SUPPORT

Michigan Medicine Women’s Health Resources

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.

ONLINE RESOURCE

Zero to Three

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.

ONLINE RESOURCE

American Academy of Pediatrics

An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Breastfeeding & Lactation:

LOCAL SUPPORT

UMHS Breastfeeding Resources

A variety of breastfeeding resources, including classes and moms groups, are offered through the U-M Health System.

LOCAL SUPPORT

Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor

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.

LOCAL SUPPORT

La Leche League of Michigan

La Leche League offers encouragement, education, and support to nursing families. 

LOCAL SUPPORT

Center for the Childbearing Year

Offers Breastfeeding Basics Classes.

ONLINE RESOURCE

La Leche League International

Helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.

Husbands, Dads, and Partners:

ONLINE RESOURCE

Postpartum Dads: Helping Families Overcome Postpartum Depression

This website is intended to help dads and families by providing firsthand information and guidance through the experience of PPD.

ONLINE RESOURCE

Beyond the Blues: Partners

An article from Postpartum Support International.

ONLINE RESOURCE

Postpartum Men

Website aimed at helping and supporting men who are affected by postpartum depression, either directly or through supporting a partner.

ONLINE RESOURCE

Postpartum Support International (PSI) Resources

The resources listed on this page provide fathers and postpartum partners informed support and connection at no charge.

ONLINE RESOURCE

Postpartum Support International (PSI) Online Chat

Honest and compassionate talk about the adjustment to parenthood, information about how fatherhood can affect you, and some helpful advice.

Grief and Loss Support:

LOCAL SUPPORT

Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Support Group

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.

LOCAL SUPPORT

Perinatal Hospice and Tender Care of Washtenaw County

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.

LOCAL SUPPORT

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends non-profit organization exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.

LOCAL SUPPORT

Hand to Hold

For families who have lost children/infants, or have a child/infant in NICU. Online support offered through peer mentorship, podcasts, blogs, and family forums. Also provides additional resources on website.  

Public Assistance & Health Care:

LOCAL SUPPORT

Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)

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.

LOCAL SUPPORT

Infant Mental Health Services through Community Support and Treatment Services

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.

LOCAL SUPPORT

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Assistance Programs

The goal of MDHHS health care programs is to ensure that essential health care services are made available to those who otherwise do not have the financial resources to purchase them. 

LOCAL SUPPORT

MIChild

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. 

LOCAL SUPPORT

Children’s Special Health Care 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.

LOCAL SUPPORT

Plan First

Free family planning services.

Family planning is more than just birth control. Family planning includes screening services that help find serious health problems, such as low blood iron, high blood pressure, and infections sooner.