We grew up learning that having a baby is a magical experience. The last thing we expect to feel is exhausted, panicked, or sad after the baby comes or even before the baby comes. These feelings, and others like them, can be signs that you may be suffering from the “baby blues” or pregnancy or postpartum depression (PPD). You are not alone – one in seven of us experience these emotions and we need help to feel better.
We are here to offer information, support, and resources to help you start feeling like yourself again. If you need help or just want to talk with someone, please call us at 913-677-1300 or 1-866-363-1300, in Kansas and Missouri. We accept calls 24/7 so please do not hesitate to call at anytime day or night.
Support Groups are in progress in Prairie Village, KS; Shawnee Mission, KS; Overland Park, KS; Lawrence, KS; North Kansas City, MO; and Lee’s Summit, MO. Occasionally there is an unforeseen schedule change, so we encourage you to contact the Group Coordinator prior to the meeting so they can contact you in case of a change.
The Prairie Village Group meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm at 7301 Mission Road, Building A, Suite 315. The Group Coordinator is Teresa Marshall and she can be reached at (913) 271-4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shawnee Mission Group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 7-8:30 pm in the Tapestry Room at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. For more information, contact 913-632-4223.
The Overland Park Group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7:00-8:30 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch Rd. Contact Emily 913-579-2877 or Katie 913-396-2922 for more information.
The Lawrence Group meets Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:30 am. Melissa Hoffman coordinates the Lawrence group and she can be reached at (785) 505-3081 for location and other information.
The North Kansas City Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 6:00-7:30 pm at North Kansas City Hospital, Pavilion-Antioch Room; 2800 Clay Edwards Drive; North Kansas City, Mo 64116. For additional information, please call 913-645-8948.
The Lee’s Summit Group meets Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 am at 410B SE 3rd Street Suite 101. Laurie McHenry coordinates the Lee’s Summit group and she can be reached at (816) 525-5333 ext 3 for additional information.
We hope to provide participants with a casual, comfortable environment to help support one another. If you have any questions about our Support Groups, please contact one of our Group Coordinators or call us at (913) 677-1300 or at (866) 363-1300 in Kansas and Missouri.