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Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health and Support

Crisis Support

If you are in a crisis and need immediate support, please go to your nearest emergency room.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress as well as prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones.

Alliance Health


107 Sunnybrook Rd Raleigh, NC 24/7 for walk-ins.

Provides crisis intervention and then referrals for on-going counseling, medications or substance abuse treatment through a variety of providers. Accepts Medicaid and self-pay on a sliding scale.

Wake County Behavioral Health Urgent Care (Monarch)


319 Chapanoak Rd., Suite 120 Raleigh, NC 27603

No appointment necessary, same day walk-in care for children and adults, ages four and older with mental health and substance use disorders who are experiencing a crisis. Monday- Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday , closed

Therapist, Counselors and Mental Health Support

If you are interested in finding a mental health provider, please remember you have a choice in who you go to for support. Finding someone you feel comfortable with is important for a positive experience with any provider. One way to find someone who fits your needs is to do a filtered search through a directory of providers. We have listed some websites below. Most insurance providers also offer a list of in-network mental health professionals.

Postpartum International


Postpartum International offers an on-line directory to find qualified perinatal mental health professionals where moms, dads and other family members can find help and support from providers who are specialized in maternal mental health. You may utilize the on-line provider directory to find a provider. You may also call (or text) the PSI Helpline for more information or help with resources.

Psychology Today

Psychology Today offers a directory of therapist, psychiatrist, support groups and treatment centers. A filtered search can help you find a provider who offers services to fit your needs.

UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders

This Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program specializes in mood and anxiety disorders that occur during pregnancy and postpartum. They offer complete psychiatric and counseling services at two Raleigh locations: WakeMed North 919-445-0750 and Rex Hospital 984-974-5217

Anchor Perinatal Wellness


Anchor Perinatal Wellness serves pregnant and up to two-year postpartum people experiencing mood struggles including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and other mental health symptoms. They provide a free screening clinic, outpatient services and North Carolina's only intensive outpatient program for this population, which meets 10 hours per week. 

Postpartum Support Groups

WakeMed Postpartum Support Group


A weekly support group offered by WakeMed for any mother seeking support and community in the postpartum period up to 24 months. This is a free, peer-led and judgement free group. For more information about the group, schedule and link for our virtual meetings, email Betsy Laughter at blaughter@wakemed.org.

Moms Supporting Moms – Raleigh Support Group


Peer-led support group meetings and help from phone volunteers for women struggling with anxiety and depression during pregnancy and postpartum. 

Triangle Area Parent Support (TAPS)

Community-based peer support groups for new parents across the Triangle area in North Carolina. Each meeting includes an opportunity for parents to express concerns, interact with their babies and discuss topics related to the parenting experience. This program comes with a fee, but scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Postpartum International

Postpartum International offers many on-line support groups with several different topics, such as a Birth Moms support group, NICU support group, Military Moms, Dad Support group and more.

Community Connection and Support for Moms

HER Health Collective

Empowerment and Respect for EVERY mom. They serve as the next step in care beyond the resources given to mothers in the initial postpartum period. They serve moms with children, providing a network of support , a community of friends and a library of vetted experts and resources. This program comes with a fee, but scholarships are available to those who qualify.


Postpartum Planner

Postpartum recovery involves physical recovery; emotional health; mother and baby sleep; infant feeding; relationships with one's partner, friends and family; meal preparation; and division of labor in the household. Check out WakeMed's postpartum planner to prepare for this new season in life.