What is Support Delivered? 

  • An education and awareness campaign about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).
  • An umbrella of coordinated supports and services available to Vermonters.

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) are a group of symptoms that can occur during pregnancy and the postpartum period, causing emotional and physical concerns that make it hard to enjoy life and function well. 

PMADs are common, treatable, and are the leading complication of childbirth. About 1 in 4 (25%) of pregnant or postpartum Vermonters experience PMADs, and this can have serious impacts on parental health and well-being as well as children’s development. Find information below on PMADS, as well as resources across the state providing support to individuals struggling with PMADs.

Watch this video for more about perinatal mental health.

Need Help Now? 

Help me Grow Vermont connects expecting and new families to mental health clinicians who are experts in treating PMADs and other community services. This is not a crisis line.
Their hours are Monday – Friday from 8 am until 5 pm. For support, you can: 

You can also enter your information in the form below, and a Help Me Grow Care Coordinator will contact you.

NEW article published in the Archives of Women's Mental Health Journal
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Societal costs of untreated perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in Vermont
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If you are experiencing symptoms of PMADs please talk with your health care provider, and learn more from other resources available.

Postpartum Support International (PSI)PSI has a warm line with local coordinators who provide
support, information, and encouragement.
Virtual support groups can be accessed at 
Designated Mental Health AgenciesIn each Vermont county have clinicians trained to provide perinatal mental health support to parents, children, and families. Many agencies have support groups for coping with pregnancy or adjusting to life with a new baby. 
Maternal Mental Health Hotline24/7, Free, Confidential Hotline for Pregnant and New Moms in English and Spanish
New Mom Health: A Village for MothersInformation to help with the transition of bringing baby home, including tips on connecting with other moms and online social groups.
Postpartum Depression InformationAnswers to frequently asked questions about postpartum depression

The Vermont Department of Health and Department of Mental Health are collaborating on the Screening, Treatment, & Access for Mothers & Perinatal Partners (STAMPP) 5-year cooperative agreement funded by HRSA to help expand perinatal mental health services in Vermont. 

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