For any medical or psychiatric emergency, please immediately call 9-1-1.
If you notice that you are not feeling like yourself during 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 Florida for families experiencing mental and behavioral health challenges in your area.
Postpartum Support International is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of PMADs and proving support to parents and families across the country. In Florida, there are volunteer coordinators dedicated to providing information, support, and local resources to help those struggling during pregnancy and postpartum. Click here to visit the Florida PSI website To contact your local PSI coordinator for access to help and resources, click here .
2-1-1 is available for human service information and assistance. They are available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information & referrals. You do not have to be in crisis to call, there is no eligibility criteria, and their services are free. They help you navigate through the maze of community services in a nonjudgmental manner.
Use the list below to find the 2-1-1 resources in your area. If you are looking for a behavioral health provider, housing assistance, or support groups, you can also use the Florida Moms MH Resource Directory to find services near you.
Postpartum Support International also provides online and call-in support groups for moms, dads, partners, and families who may be experiencing postpartum mood and anxiety problems. Information on these support groups can be found using these links:
Call in Groups
Online Support Groups
The Florida Family Health Line | 1-800-451-BABY (2229)
The Family Health Line is a statewide, toll-free hotline offering counseling information and community referrals about pregnancy, infant and toddler issues. The goal of the hotline is to improve the health status of Florida’s pregnant women and their children by providing callers with information on helpful community resources and answering basic questions about pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth education and other pregnancy-related concerns. The Family Health Line is available in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
Start Your Recovery is a groundbreaking website developed by bringing together experts in substance use disorder treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. We recently developed a comprehensive directory of support resources in Florida. Here, women can:
- Find local treatment options vetted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Filter to find special programs for adult women
- Find support groups and other important non-clinical resources