WellMama Linn-Benton
Reproductive Mental Health & Emotional Support
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Welcome to WellMama Linn-Benton serving Linn and Benton counties in Oregon
For the Eugene based WellMama, Inc., please visit
http://www.wellmamaoregon.com/

We are a Reproductive Mental Health and Emotional Support Services volunteer group serving Linn and Benton counties in Oregon. We provide free phone and email support to pregnant and postpartum women and their families. We offer referrals for counseling in Corvallis, OR, with WellMama-trained psychotherapists/ counselors who specialize in treating reproductive health related concerns. We can also discuss local resources with you.

We no longer offer a support group in Corvallis, OR. Click on the Groups & Other Support tab for information about other local support groups. 

Some of our clients only need one supportive phone conversation or resources emailed to them. Others use services through our phone/ email support, counseling/ psychotherapy referrals. We also work with women whom we refer for psychiatric medication management or who need psychiatric hospitalization. In these cases we can keep contact with the providers and the client while she is in the hospital, and help coordinate a thorough follow-up plan, including both support services and mental health treatment.

STRESS, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

During pregnancy, the first year after childbirth and around other reproductive events many women experience feelings such as:

  • Anxiety, excessive worries or panic
  • Hopelessness and helplessness
  • Depression, sadness, or grief
  • Frequent crying, extreme irritability
  • Distressing thoughts that are difficult to control
  • Inability to sleep when tired
  • Fearfulness, guilt or shame

If this sounds like you, you are not alone.

About 10-20% of women suffer from depression, anxiety or other distressing emotional reactions during pregnancy or after childbirth. This translates to about 800,000 mothers a year in the U.S.  Many women struggle with similar symptoms after a miscarriage, a still birth, losing a baby, around their menstrual cycle, when dealing with infertility, or around menopause. Though hormonal changes are often not a factor, around the time of adopting a baby or older child, a parent can experience significant emotional distress. Even men deal with such difficulties. Most women (and nearly all men) do not receive proper support for these difficulties, or treatment for these conditions.

You should not be one of them!
Contact us today!

Call (541) 231-4343 or to email us
click here

We provide the following services:

  • Phone & Email Support to pregnant and postpartum women and their families or support persons
  • Counseling/ Psychotherapy referrals in Corvallis
  • Information and education regarding emotional wellness as it relates to reproductive health events, such as prementrual syndrome, pregnancy, postpartum, perinatal losses, infertility and adoption

 

Eugene, OR, area:

Please contact the Eugene based WellMama, Inc., at
www.wellmamaoregon.com or (800) 896-0410.

Portland, Northern Oregon and Vancouver, WA areas:

We encourage you to 
email or call the Baby Blues Connection, as they are more familiar with resources in that region:
Portland, OR (503) 797-2843
Vancouver, WA (360) 735-5571
Website: 
www.BabyBluesConnection.org

Other regions in Oregon:

Please visit the Oregon page of the Postpartum Support International (PSI) website:
PSI Oregon

Other States:

Contact Postpartum Support International for your local coordinators, support groups, and other resources:
http://www.postpartum.net- click on "resources", then "find local help", then click on your state.
Phone (800) 944-4PPD


IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS: 
       
Unfortunately, WellMama Linn-Benton does not have the capacity to respond to crisis calls or emergency situations. If you experience significant emotional distress or you are in a crisis, please contact your doctor's office or go to the nearest emergency room. In case of a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911. If you or someone else is thinking about hurting themselves, you may also contact the national 24-hour suicide hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). They have trained counselors who can help you over the phone.
 

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