Resources for Providers and Patients

There are many local and national resources that providers and patients may use to learn more about mental health providers in their areas. Providers that explicitly state that they offer resources in multiple languages (mainly Spanish) or targeting specific communities are marked with an asterisk (*). Resources that offer local programs or support in Colorado are specifically identified.

Resources for Professionals Information Sheet

Produced by HealthTeamWorks and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, this two-page resource list describes hotlines, call centers, and websites that patients and providers may refer to for information on perinatal depression.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

A nonprofit organization that provides support, education, awareness, advocacy, and research on mental health issues at a national level. There are local chapters and affiliates in each state.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

A 24/7 hotline that connects callers with a trained counselor at a crisis center in the caller’s area. The site also has a Lifeline Crisis Chat, which allows visitors to receive online support and crisis intervention. The phone number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Postpartum Support International

A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. They offer a state-by-state listing of resources related to postpartum depression as well as contact information for coordinators in each state who can provide support. The website includes resources for women, dads and partners, and providers. They also have resources in Spanish and links for other languages. For a listing of Postpartum Support International’s Colorado coordinators and local support groups, click here.

Postpartum Progress

A website offering information and an online community for pregnant women and new moms experiencing depression during pregnancy or after child birth. The site and blog postings are reviewed by experts to ensure that they are correct. Resources are also available for medical providers.

Resources for Dads and Partners

Information and online local and national resources to support family members and partners of women experiencing perinatal depression, or for men who are experiencing depression.

Resources for Women and their Families

Produced by HealthTeamWorks and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, this two-page resource list describes local (Colorado) and national hotlines, call centers, organizations, and websites that patients may refer to for information on perinatal depression.

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Healthy Expectations Perinatal Mental Health Program

The program offers support groups, individual and couples counseling, group therapy, and support for mothers and infants in the postpartum period. There is also a weekly support group for pregnant women.

Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC)

The statewide membership organization for Colorado’s community behavioral health providers, who provide or contract for direct service in delivery sites across the state. A complete list of members is available on their website. Many members offer programming and treatment specifically for pregnant and postpartum women and their families. The Denver Metro area has several community mental health centers:

  1. Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network
  2. Aurora Mental Health Center*
  3. Community Reach Center*
  4. Jefferson Center for Mental Health*
  5. Mental Health Center of Denver*

Other Metro Denver-area clinics that provide mental health services:

  1. Asian Pacific Development Center*
  2. Clinica Tepeyac*
  3. Inner City Health Center*
  4. Servicios de la Raza*

Pregnancy-Related Symptoms Guidelines

Created by HealthTeamWorks and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, provides a variety of information for women, families, and providers in working with women who may be experiencing pregnancy-related depression.