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Sat, May. 10th, 2008, 03:00 pm
pixiestick_cc: Support Groups

Is there a website or phone number that will give a person information on Postpartum Depression support groups? I recently found out that the free clinic counselor is not so free for someone with insurance (even if the deductible is way too high for me to pay) so, my only hope is to find a free support group. My past search for support groups in my area led me on a wild goose chase that dead ended at a pediatrician's office that had no idea about any support groups for PPD.

So, any help in this area would be appreciated. I live near Toledo, Ohio.

Sat, May. 10th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
_sterlingroses_

Any local hospitals have ppd support groups?
All of ours have support groups for new moms, the hospital i delivered at called me at 6 weeks to screen me for ppd. I even got a special visit before i left from the women's health centre shrink because I was red flagged when admitted because of my history of depression...

Sat, May. 10th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
pixiestick_cc

When I began my search for one last week I started with the Toledo Hospital (where I gave birth) they in turn are the ones who put me in touch with a social worker who put me in touch with the (NOT FREE) free clinic counselor. Do you think maybe if I try another hospital they might know about support groups? The people at Toledo Hospital seemed kind of clueless and kept transferring me to different departments.

Sat, May. 10th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
_sterlingroses_

sure wouldn't hurt to contact other hospitals, they may be more helpful...
Also maybe your local LLL might be able to point you in the right direction :)

Sat, May. 10th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
pixiestick_cc

LLL?

Sat, May. 10th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
_sterlingroses_

La Leche League
http://www.llli.org

Sat, May. 10th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
pixiestick_cc

Oh, I thought that's what you meant, but wasn't sure. Thanks.

Sun, May. 11th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
herlittledream

email
amy@poemonline.org
OHIO STATE COORDINATOR: POEM - PERINATAL OUTREACH
& ENCOURAGEMENT FOR MOMS
AMY BURT

Youngstown Support Group

Meets on first and third Thursdays
6:30 pm

Contact: Jodi

Category: Support Groups

Fee: None

Telephone: 330.207.1385



Help for Mom Program
Amherst

Mary Camp, Program Coordinator
Far West Center
554 North Leavitt Road
Amherst, Ohio 44001

Category: Support Groups

Fee: None

Telephone: 440.988.4900

http://www.poemonline.org/