Moms Mental Health Initiative’s Circle of Hope
Imagine both your hands are being held by other moms who understand what you’re going through. Who’ve been there and REALLY get it. Linked hand-in-hand we form an unbreakable circle of understanding, support, and hope.
Our Circle of Hope group is a private, online support group for moms local to the Greater Milwaukee Area. Only perinatal women (pregnant through one year of birth) who we grant access to can join. No outsiders can see our conversations — no one will judge you. You don’t need to be diagnosed with a disorder or undergoing treatment. Nor will anyone diagnose you or recommend specific treatment plans. This is strictly an opportunity for you to meet other moms struggling with perinatal depression and anxiety. We hold no-pressure gatherings frequently where you can meet other moms in-person in addition to connecting online.
Contact us to request an invitation to this group.
The Womb Room Postpartum Support Group
The Womb Room in Milwaukee hosts a free support group for moms or moms-to-be experiencing anxiety or depression symptoms. The group offers information, support, and tools to help you feel like yourself again. Babes in arms are welcome. The group is held on the second Saturday of the month from 1-3pm at The Womb Room, 3920 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI.
New Parent Wellness Group – Authentic Birth Center
New Parent Wellness Group offers nurturing support and connection for mothers and fathers every other Friday at 10am. Authentic Birth Center, in combination with Postpartum Support International – WI Chapter, offers this group for all mothers, fathers, and primary caregivers for children up to one year old. The mission is to create space to be there for one another and share the ups and downs of life with babies. This is a drop in group, no sign up required, free, and parents are welcome to bring their children up to 12 months old. Childcare is not provided. The group is held at Authentic Birth Center · Wellness Collective, 530 North 108th Place, Suite 100, Wauwatosa, WI 53226. About your group leaders: Emily Aleksy of Comprehensive Counseling and Katie O’Connor of Lumos Wellness are both mothers and counseling professionals who are passionate about helping parents with young children. Both are executive board members of Postpartum Support International – Wisconsin and specialize in Perinatal Mental Health Services.
Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Hospital
Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Hospital hosts a free, drop-in support group for new parents before or after the baby’s birth. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 1:30-2:30 at CSM Women’s Hospital, first floor, Nicholas Family Education Classroom, 2323 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee. You do not have to have had your baby at Columbia St. Mary’s to attend. Partners are welcome. For more information contact Meredith Weir, IBCLC at 414-585-1025, or email firstname.lastname@example.org