The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has launched a new resource for pregnant and postpartum patients suffering from extreme emotional challenges. The National Maternal Health Hotline is available at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746). TTY users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.
The confidential hotline is open 24/7 and provided at no cost to users. Professional counselors are available by phone or text to support both English and Spanish speaking callers, along with interpretive services supporting 60 languages. Mental health specialists are also available to provide real-time support, information and referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups. Learn more information online here.