You are Not alone.
The Village exists to connect you to the resources that you need on the journey of parenthood. Our focus is on removing treatment barriers for those suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. These include postpartum depression and anxiety, and mental health complications related to infertility, pregnancy loss, and/or infant loss.
State of Kansas Hotline
Call the consult line at 833-765-2004
we invite you to access the Perinatal Provider Behavioral Health Consultation Line with your questions and needs for support around perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and substance use. Your call will be answered by a social worker who will gather information to assess your patient’s needs and help determine next steps. This could include a same-day telephone consultation with a clinical psychiatrist, assistance making a referral, or other case-dependent resources. Consultation is provided free of charge and can be accessed by phone at (833) 765-2004.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Groups are held weekly at the following times:
Wednesdays from 10-11:00am
Password = VILLAGE
*Open to any mother struggling with symptoms of depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum.
NICU Support Group
* On Hold * Every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00pm
*Held every 3rd Wednesday until February 17th, 2021.
Pregnancy Loss Support
Our Pregnancy Loss Support Group is currently on hold. Please reach out to one of partner organizations listed below for support.
*Please call (316) 272-0072 for more information about support groups.
Looking for the right therapist?
The Village can help you find the best therapist to meet your needs, whether it is with one our own counselors or one of our community partners.
To connect with a counselor who will help you navigate services in the Wichita area please call or email:
*Calls are answered during regular business hours. If you are in crisis please contact Comcare Crisis Services at (316) 660-7500 or 911.
Online Support for Moms
Text4baby is a free text messaging program for pregnant women and new moms. Moms can get FREE messages each week on your cell phone to help you through your pregnancy and your baby’s first year.
Three times a week, text4baby delivers vital information, in English or Spanish, direct to the cell phones of new and expectant moms. Text4baby messages are timely and practical, because they’re customized for each woman’s stage of pregnancy or her baby’s age. They include:
Health advice for pregnant women and new moms
Nutrition tips for moms and their babies
Access to free and low-cost programs that provide medical care, food, and other services
Tips and support for coping with the stress of pregnancy and new motherhood
Fun facts about baby development and milestones
To sign up for Text4Baby:
Text … BABY to 511411
Envia… BEBE al 511411 para Español
Text4baby is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.
Tools for Partners and Family
Approximately 9% of women experience postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. Most often, this illness is caused by a real or perceived trauma during delivery or postpartum.
Medications can be a very effective treatment option for women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The use of medications can be very safe when working with a medical provider who is knowledgeable about perinatal mental health. Taking medications while pregnant or breastfeeding can be scary. We recommend working with a knowledgeable medical provider who can help you determine if medications are right for you, and which ones are the safest to use. Please use the following resources to help you as you explore medication as part of your treatment plan.
MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. MotherToBaby affiliates support and contribute to worldwide initiatives for teratology education and research.
The InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a call center based solely on evidence-based medicine and research. We are dedicated to providing current and accurate information to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and healthcare professionals. We are a training center for medical and pharmacy students and medical residents in the use of drugs in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
Telephone: 1-800-944-4773, ext 4The presentation of perinatal mental health disorder is not always straightforward, and medication is not always immediately effective. PSI’s expert perinatal psychiatrists are available to share their skills and expertise with fellow medical professionals, providing necessary guidance and reassurance on any matter, but particularly those that may be more challenging.
The MGH Library on Women’s Mental Health is a repository of useful information and frequently referenced articles compiled into different specialty areas, including psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.