For any medical or psychiatric emergency, please immediately call 9-1-1.
If you notice that you are not feeling like yourself during the pregnancy and after having the baby, TELL SOMEONE!
With proper treatment, you can get better! There are so many resources available to help you, it’s just a matter of finding them and deciding which one is the best one for you. Here are some of the resources available in your area.
If you are feeling like you want to hurt yourself, there are people who can talk to you and help. If you are in the Tallahassee area, you can call the 2-1-1 Big Bend crisis hotline , 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1. Anywhere else in the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (1-800-273-8255).
Other area emergency care centers:
The Refuge House provide emergency care for victims and their families of domestic violence and sexual assault. They can be reached 24 hours a day at their hotlines by dialing (850) 681-2111 from the Tallahassee area, or toll free from outside of the area (800) 500-1119.
The Kearney Center offers services for individuals experiencing homelessness or economic hardship in the Tallahassee area. They offer emergency overnight shelter as well as a myriad of daytime services such as laundry, showers, telephone and computer usage. They can be reached by calling (850) 792-9000.
FINDING LOCAL RESOURCES
If you notice that you are not feeling like yourself during the pregnancy and after having the baby, TELL SOMEONE! With proper treatment, you can get better! There are so many resources available to help you, it’s just a matter of finding them and deciding which one is the best one for you. Here are some of the resources available in your area.
The Florida State University College of Medicine has developed and maintain an online listing of mental health and social service providers in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. This list is searchable by both providers’ specialty and also the insurance that they accept in order to help you find the providers near you whose skills and expertise best fit your needs. FSU Mental Health
2-1-1 Big Bend functions as a referral service for any social service, health, or mental health needs that you may have. If you’re having trouble finding the right provider for your needs in the Florida State Mental Health Providers directory, you can search the 2-1-1 Big Bend database through thousands of other agencies that may help. From the 2-1-1 Big Bend click on the “Find Help” button on the top left of the screen, or call the helpline by dialing 211 or (850) 617-6333.
Postpartum Support International provides direct peer support to families and also will connect families to vetted, trained professionals who can help. The PSI Coordinators for Tallahassee and North Florida are:
Amy Kimmel, (850) 491-5807
Susan Shelton, (850) 583-6814
Catherine Munroe, (850) 284-9544
Postpartum Support International also provides online and call-in support groups both for moms who may be experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety problems AND for dads. Information on these support groups can be found using these links:
CALL IN GROUPS
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS