Resources

Anxiety and Depression Resources

Contra Costa Crisis Center

The mission of the Contra Costa Crisis Center is to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and connect them with culturally relevant resources in the community. Our 24-hour crisis lines, face-to-face grief counseling program, homeless services, youth services, and 211 information and referral program accomplish this.

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the stigma that often surrounds depression. Citing the fact depression is 90% treatable, iFred focuses on increasing the number of people getting treatment while reducing the negative attitudes associated with depression. Online support groups and a local resource directory supplement the comprehensive information available.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

A national nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness and improve the lives of people living with anxiety and depression, Anxiety and Depression Association of America is a comprehensive resource for facts and information about a variety of anxiety-related issues as well as treatment options. Anxiety management, age- and gender-specific anxiety information, and resources for professionals are also available.

Postpartum Depression Resources

Postpartum Progress

The most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Postpartum Support International

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

Mother’s Clubs/Support Groups

Online Resources

Berkeley Parent’s Network Online resource for recommendations, referrals and support for East Bay parents

Postpartum Support International closed Facebook group for connecting with other moms and support people in real-time.

Contra Costa County

Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek Mother’s Club Playgroups, monthly meetings, and sub-clubs for socializing and support

Lamorinda Moms Club Playgroups, monthly meetings, and sub-clubs for socializing and support

Mount Diablo Mothers Club – Playgroups, monthly meetings, and sub-clubs for socializing and support in Central Contra Costa

John Muir Women’s Health Center Offering new moms groups and breastfeeding classes and services in Walnut Creek.

Iron Horse Mother’s Club  Playgroups, monthly meetings, and sub-clubs for socializing and support — Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

Concord Clayton Moms Club  Playgroups, monthly meetings, and sub-clubs for socializing and support

Bloom Retreat  Yoga (prenatal/postnatal), a supportive community, plus massage, acupuncture, and available child care so you can care for yourself.

Tum e Time  Infant Massage, baby yoga, baby signs and tummy time, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Berkeley

Alameda County

Lee Safran’s Postpartum Stress Support Group Semi-monthly Saturday support group for mothers with depression, anxiety and adjustment difficulties.

Oakland Mom2Mom  Oakland-based facilitated six-week support groups for first and second-time moms

Support Group for Mothers  – Berkeley/Oakland

Then Comes Baby Oakland resource center, lactation support, classes and support groups

BirthWays  Classes, new mom support groups, lactation support in Berkeley

Gina Hassan’s Mindfulness-Based New Mothers Groups  Located in Berkeley. Prenatal, first-time and second-time moms groups

Yogalayam  Postnatal yoga in Berkeley for moms with babies or toddlers (with childcare!)

Tum e Time  Infant Massage, baby yoga, baby signs and tummy time, Walnut Creek, Oakland, Berkeley

Breastfeeding Information/Support

La Leche League Provides breastfeeding help and support. Groups all over the Bay Area.

John Muir Women’s Health Center Offering new moms groups and breastfeeding classes and services in Walnut Creek.

Then Comes Baby Oakland resource center, lactation support, classes and support groups

East Bay Lactation Associates

Resources for Parents Raising a Spirited Child

Parent Child Help

The website of author Mary Sheedy Kurcinska, who wrote Raising Your Spirited Child and Sleepless in America.

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