Are you depressed or need to see a counselor?

It is common for mothers to feel down in the first few weeks after the birth of the new baby. If your sadness is severe or lasts for a long time, you may have postpartum depression. Talk to your prenatal care provider or your baby’s pediatrician. You can also contact a mental health provider.

  • How Do I Know If I’m Depressed?
    Depression pamphlet especially for women.
  • ACCESS Program
    Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
    Telephone service that is the centralized entry point for information, screening and referral for mental health, alcohol and drug abuse services and treatment for county residents.
  • Mental Health Services in Alameda County
    List of services for women and families, low cost or sliding scale fees.
  • Bereavement Services
    Bereavement is a period of mourning following the death of a loved one. List includes pregnancy and infant lost support services in English and Spanish.
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