You are not alone.  An estimated 1 in 7 childbearing women experience depression and anxiety before or after the birth of a child, making it the #1 medical issue.  Approximately 10% of men are affected by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.  Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. We are here to help.



Free 24/7 Warmline

PPRC operates a 24-hour warm line staffed by trained volunteers for parents who are struggling and who need non-urgent support.  We provide a timely response to those who are either pregnant or postpartum (or the people who love them) on their quest to feeling better.  Whether it’s listings for local mental health professionals, meeting times for support groups, or encouraging words from someone who understands, our phone line is at the heart of what we do.  Our mission is to improve the emotional well-being of families before and after the birth or adoption of a child.  The lists of local providers and support groups are constantly being revised so that when we send them out, we can be sure they are up-to-date.  We even have a Spanish-speaking volunteer who is willing to help anyone who needs assistance and resources in Spanish. 

 Individuals can call 913.677.1300 or email and a trained volunteer will get back to you.


Community and Professional Education

.Email PPRC for more info:  if finatal mood disorders is an important one. Putting a face to the statics, our speakers offer real life stories and up-to-date information about perinatal mood disorders along with a call to action to speak up and get help if they or someone they know is struggling.


PPRC gives presentations to increase awareness with the community about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and the importance of Screening.  We occasionally host screenings of the documentary, Dark Side of the Full Moon, with facilitated discussion to increase awareness and understanding of challenges women face when struggling with PMADs while trying to navigate health care and insurance systems.

For general information or to request a speaker, email:



If you are in group that regularly encounters new parents, such as WIC offices, Parents as Teachers, Pediatric/OB/Midwife offices and Labor, Delivery and Postpartum units, we can teach your staff (e.g. in a staff meeting) how to recognize Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), what to say in response to those in need and how to recognize when someone may be in danger of harming themselves or their child/children.  We do ask for a donation to our organization in exchange for this training so that we can pay for our phone line, marketing materials, and training materials.

For general information or to request a speaker, email:




PPRC provides pregnancy and postpartum support group facilitator training for individuals who want to lead a support group in their area.  The training provides participants with a nine-week curriculum that can be implemented right away.  An overview is provided on group processes and logistics.  Each week of curriculum is covered with discussion and hands on experience of some of the group activities.  Reproducible support group materials are provided electronically after the training with supplemental material.  The training is 3 hours and the cost is $75 per person.

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PPRC also offers a 3-hour warmline volunteer training for those who would like to volunteer on the front lines of support.  At this time, most of our volunteers are women who have been through pregnancy or postpartum depression and/or anxiety, have managed to get the help they needed to recover, and then decided to give back and help others who may be suffering in silence.  However, we welcome anyone who is passionate about the mental health of families before and after the birth or adoption of a child.  This training is free of charge and each volunteer covers the warm line for one week every 6-8 weeks. Messages are directed to the volunteer’s email and the volunteer then responds as quickly as possible.  The training is comprehensive and will provide the volunteer with all the materials and talking points they will need.  We would not be able to do what we do without our amazing volunteers!

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PPRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to PPRC qualify as charitable contributions for tax purposes. Please discuss the deductibility of contributions to PPRC with your tax professional.

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