Mom Support Groups
La Leche League (support for breastfeeding mothers)
Mocha Moms (Mothers of Color at Home)
Moms of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Fit4Mom (formerly Stroller Strides)
Local KS/MO Resources
Shawnee Mission Postpartum Emotional Support Group – Support and resource group facilitated by a licensed social worker.
Open to any new mom no matter where she delivered her baby. Babies are welcome. Discussions center around common struggles new moms face, including depression, anxiety, nutrition, sleep, and exercise.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Center – Resource for finding a therapist or support group for depression/anxiety in Kansas or Missouri.
Depression/Mental Health Resources
American Psychiatric Association: Healthy Minds/Healthy Lives/Women
American Psychological Association: Provides resources and information on mental health issues, including information
about how to find a therapist.
Mental Health America: Non-profit, an advocacy group that provides mental health information and services.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: National, non-profit that provides mental health advocacy, support, education, and services.
Postpartum Support International: Provides support and resources to women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression.
PostpartumProgress.com: A blog that explores emotional health issues surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. Part of Postpartum Progress, Inc., a non-profit devoted to raising awareness of postpartum depression and similar illnesses.
AddictionGuide.com: A comprehensive website with up-to-date information about various addictions and how to overcome them.
- The site includes a list of websites, hotlines, and resources that can help anyone in the family struggling with addiction and seeking help.
- The team includes recovering addicts, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates who can provide you with tools and advice to help you regain control of your life.