Help is available! Find easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources by using the links provided here.
If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. The phone lines are answered by trained professionals; the call is free and confidential. If you need to be connected to mental health services in Riverside County, call the CARES Line at (800) 499-3008. If emergency medical care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. You may also call or walk into a Riverside County 24/7 Mental Health Urgent Care location. Whether you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, all services are voluntary. Counseling and nursing, as well as, psychiatric medications are available. All locations are open 24/7 and everyone is welcome regardless of insurance type or ability to pay.
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression affects hundreds of thousands of women each year, but only a small percentage of them seek treatment. Pregnancy and postpartum support groups are available in Riverside County.
- New Moms New Babies Creates podcasts, videos and blog posts that educates new and expecting moms as they transition into motherhood.
- Text4Baby Provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Topics include birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health and safe sleep. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.
- Mamás y Bebés: Virtual 8-week individual or group support groups. A mood management course provided during and after pregnancy for women at risk of post-partum depression. $50 gift card upon completion. Free Diapers. For more information on the program, please reach out to the providers below: