Perinatal & Maternal Mental Health Screening Tools

Screening tools can help you communicate with your doctors or provider about how you’re feeling. Use these tools as a way to share how you’re feeling with your caregivers.

Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

The Symptoms of Postpartum Depression & Anxiety in Plain Mama English

New Mom Checklist for Maternal Mental Health Help

General Resources

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211: Mile High United Way

Pregnancy-Related Depression & Anxiety Resource Hub

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Postpartum Support International Resource Guide for Colorado

Community Reach Center (North Denver Metro)

Fussy Baby Network Colorado

Colorado Maternal Mental Health Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs mean you stay at home, with your baby, and visit a hospital or doctor’s office for meetings, therapy, and groups. Many have psychiatrists, psychologists, and other therapists on staff to guide you. Some can be covered by your insurance, or the program may have payment options. If you are at-risk, you might benefit from setting up these services before pregnancy or birth.

Healthy Expectations Perinatal Mental Health Program @ Children’s Hospital

PROMISE Perinatal Mood Disorders Clinic

Mental Heath-Focused Mom & Baby Support Groups

Sharing your feelings and story with other moms can be a great option. Many groups are free; others may charge a small participation fee.

MamaTalk: Every Tuesday 10:30 am-noon at Tri-County Health Department
Park Centre 1401 w. 122nd Avenue, Unit 200, Westminster, CO 80234
Please call to register at 720-248-4452 (también en Español)

Aurora Mental Health Center: Ask for the Perinatal Mental Health Director.

M&Ms: Part of the program at Children’s Hospital

Mama’hood: Many available groups & drop in events

At Home Visit/Nurse Services

Many mothers feel like all the travel for appointments and checkups is overwhelming. With breastfeeding, OBs, and pediatricians, we already have so much; adding mental health appointments may seem overwhelming. There are options for help at home.

Colorado Crisis Services Mobile Care: With a referral from a Crisis Services Clinician, we may send out a mental health professional to provide a face-to-face assessment. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to learn more about how to access this service.

Nurturing Newborns & Families: Respite is defined as, “a short period of rest or relief from something difficult”.  The trained and experienced staff at Nurturing Newborns offers short term support and care for parents and their children during times of crisis or stress.

Nurse Support Program: Home Visiting: Learn more about nurse home visitation programs offered for Arapahoe and Adams County residents.

Nurse Family Partnership: Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary, community health home visitation program for women who are having their first baby.

Colorado Maternal & Child General Health

Many of these organizations will be able to refer you to related maternal mental health programs or groups. They are a strong, safe advocate and resource.

Community Reach Center: serving North Denver Metro including locations in Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Thornton, & Westminster (también en Español)

Tri County Health Department (Adams, Arapahoe, Denver Counties in Colorado)

ECPAC | Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County

In An Emergency/Crisis Support

Sometimes you need help NOW. This can be scary, or you fear an excessive expense. Even more frightening, you fear your child might be taken away. Call or text these services for help.

Your first line of defense is your primary care physician, OBGYN, or pediatrician. They know you best. But if you’ve already reached out to them and need more help, consider these options, as well as visiting an emergency room or calling 911.

Colorado Crisis Services: Walk-in centers & mobile units available, see website. Call 1-844-493-TALK(8255) or text TALK to 38255 (data charges may apply). Spanish-speaking available.

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741741 (data charges may apply) or visit website.