HRSA Announces New Maternal Mental Health Hotline Toolkit
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced a new toll-free number (1-833-TLC-MAMA) and promotional toolkit for its National Maternal Mental Health Hotline for pregnant and postpartum individuals with mental health concerns. Since its launch on Mother’s Day 2022, the hotline’s professional counselors have provided free and confidential emotional support, resources and referrals to nearly 12,000 individuals seeking help for themselves (76%) or someone else (5%), with the average response time under 30 seconds. The top three reasons for contacting the hotline were feeling overwhelmed, depression or anxiety.
“The hotline is available 24/7, via call or text, to make reaching out and getting help as easy as possible for mothers and their families,” saidHRSA Administrator Carole Johnson. “I urge any mom who is struggling or feeling alone to call or text 1-833-TLC-MAMA to get the help and support you deserve.”
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