Postpartum Support International: PSI is an organization dedicated to increasing awareness about the changes women experiences during pregnancy and postpartum. With membership all over the world, PSI is a great online community, and an important resource for parents, family members, professionals, and the public. Through PSI, you can chat with an expert or peer, connect with local resources, and find answers to questions.
As I Am: This link comes with a personal story. Several years ago, Mary's sister-in-law, Tawny Campbell, was suffering from postpartum depression. As a military spouse, she was in the middle of a move following a physical injury and early delivery of her baby. As a photographer, she sought healing in her creativity. She initiated a project she titled, "As I Am." Within several hours, she had first 30, and then 50 postpartum mothers asking to be a part of this very vulnerable project. She proceeded to photograph mothers and tell their stories on her Facebook photography page. It is with permission that we share some of these pictures and stories. (Model releases and consent to share was obtained from the women.) We thank these women for their brave and vulnerable look at the miracle of life that comes through stretch marks, c-section scars, breast cancer scars, and perfectly imperfect bodies. As I Am project on Tawny Campbell's website
The Crisis Nursery: Support systems are an important part of healthy family life. In our busy, fast paced world, it is easy to feel like support systems are stretched thin. The Crisis Nursery (part of The Family Support Center) offers free childcare (available 24/7 ) to parents who are stressed out, need a break, have an emergency arise, or have no one else to help care for their children. Detailed information about the crisis nursery and locations is found by following the link above. Phone contact information for the three locations throughout Salt Lake County is listed below:
Sugarhouse Crisis Nursery: 801-487-7778 West Valley Crisis Nursery: 801-967-4259 Midvale Crisis Nursery: 801-255-6881
Crisis Intervention and Hospital Diversion Services: UNI (University Neuropsychiatric Unit) has teamed up with Salt Lake County and OptumHealth SLCo to provide free crisis response and hospital diversion programs. Not all crisis cases require hospitalization, and diversion services are effective in helping to alleviate symptoms and find access to community resources where community members can resolve the crisis in the best setting possible. Numbers are listed below. Follow the link above for detailed descriptions of each service.
Crisis Line: 801-587-3000 (Utah Affiliate for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT): 801-587-3000 (A mobile crisis response team that will go to the location of the crisis to provide support for behavioral crisis intervention.) Receiving Center: 801-587-3000 (Stay up to 23 hours in a free, secure crisis management center to access support and resources.) Warmline: 801-587-1055 (For those seeking support and encouragement, a non-crisis number)