Where to Seek Help

Increasing accessibility to specialized mental health care for new parents is at the core of our mission. We are committed to investing in training and education for local providers on evidence based treatments to address mental health difficulties new parents may face. All of the resources listed on this page have providers who have received specialized training to address the mental health needs of those who are trying to conceive, pregnant or in the postpartum period.

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National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

This NEW resource sponsored by the Health Resource and Service Administration was established with federal funding in 2022 to support new parents. This is a FREE and confidential hotline that is available 24/7. Are you pregnant or a new parent and feeling sad, worried, overwhelmed, or concerned you are not good enough? 

For support, understanding and resources CALL or TEXT 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) 

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Local Support Groups

If you are a Mom in Delaware County who has had a baby within the last year then this group is for you! Come get support from other local mamas and learn about how to improve the emotional health of yourself and your baby with two of our local mental health providers that have specialized training in maternal mental health. We look forward to seeing you!

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Postpartum Support International

It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public. 

PSI offers numerous online support groups and also hosts a helpline to connect families with resources.

The PSI helpline is 1-800-944-4773.

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NICU Support

Hand to Hold offers FREE online support groups and other resources for families experiencing a NICU stay. Check out their website and app!

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The Ball State Counseling Practicum Clinic

The Ball State Counseling Practicum Clinic has been offering low cost counseling services to members of the Muncie community for over 50 years. The Practicum clinic is now offering telehealth services to individuals in Muncie and surrounding areas.

** When contacting the practicum clinic please let staff know you were referred from the Muncie Maternal Mental Health Coalition to ensure you are matched with a trained provider. 

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Center for Psychological Development

CPD offers individual counseling services both in-person and through telehealth.

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Meridian Health Services

Meridian’s Maternal Treatment Program is an outpatient treatment program providing care and support to mothers struggling with substance use and their newborn babies—helping prevent NICU stays for newborns due to addiction withdrawal. The program’s services are designed to use “whole-person” health methods to prevent, educate, treat and provide community support for its patients. This helps change lifestyles of mothers in crisis, which in turn improves the outcomes for children born into addiction.

 
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Local Providers

 
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Jaime Bergen, LCSW

Center for Psychological Development

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Corie Hess, Ph.D.

Open Door Health Services

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Sharon Ezop, Ph.D., HSPP

Center for Psychological Development

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Ball State Counseling Practicum Clinic

When contacting the practicum clinic please specify that you were referred by the Muncie Maternal Mental Health Coalition and would like to be matched with a clinician trained in Maternal Mental Health.

Trained clinicians include:

Aashna Banerjee, MA

Katie Allsop, MA

Shantel D. Gaillard, M.A., MPH

Lizi Zhong, M.Ed., M.A