Maternal Mental Health Care in Massachusetts

If you’re a mother struggling with your mental health: you are not alone and help is available.

For children, families, and communities, moms and mother-figures offer unconditional love, sage guidance, and enduring strength during difficult times. As our state and country reckon with a mental health crisis worsened by the pandemic, mothers face their own unique challenges, often unknown to their loved ones. Use the resources below to find maternal behavioral health care and support.

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Resources

Anyone experiencing mental health or substance use disorder can access crisis care through any of Massachusetts Community Behavioral Health Centers. CBHCs offer a wide range of programs, including crisis intervention and stabilization, in addition to routine outpatient services for MassHealth members.

The Behavioral Health Help Line is open 24/7, including holidays. Call or text (833) 773-2445 or visit to speak with a trained staff member and be connected with treatment or support.

Department of Public Health’s Resources for Mothers Experiencing Postpartum Depression

1 in 7 pregnant and new mothers may experience depression or anxiety, exacerbated by little sleep and more responsibilities. Counseling, medication, and support groups are available to those struggling with postpartum depression.

Prenatal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs

Early childhood home visiting connects new and expectant parents with a family support specialist. The specialist may be a nurse, social worker, community health worker, or other early childhood professional. Learn more about Prenatal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs here.

Mental Health Hotlines

In addition to the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line, there are various other hotlines available to mothers or anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.

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