Amber Koter, author of Beyond Postpartum (blog) has asked that we post information on this new online support group:

I am very excited to let you know about a new partnership that MHA of Georgia is launching with CafeMom, which is the leading website for mothers, reaching 6 million moms each month. As part of our Project Healthy Moms initiative, they are working with CafeMom to create a unique online support group for local mothers suffering from postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. You can visit the new group, “Georgia Postpartum Support” at Cafemom. The group will be a central place online where moms in Georgia can meet each other, ask for advice, and find support for their mental health struggles. The group will also feature a weekly live chat Amber Koter-Puline of Beyond Postpartum is facilitating each Wednesday at 1pm.

They hope this partnership between MHA of Georgia and CafeMom will help to provide new moms the peer support and connection to resources that they need in their journey towards wellness in the perinatal period (the time of pregnancy and one year following childbirth).

While the group will be aimed at women living in Georgia, and conversations around resources in the state of GA will likely ensue, anyone is welcome to join. There is no fee associated with the group or the online support chat. If you’d like to join the discussion and connect with other mothers now, please go to Georgia Postpartum Support at Cafemom. Once on the page, you may sign-up by entering just a few pieces of information and creating an account. Amber’s screen-name is AtlantaPPDMom; when you are viewing posts or participating in the chat you will see her comments and posts associated with this name.

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