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Shades of Blue Social Support

Tree of Hope Postpartum Depression Support Groups

Oakland University Counseling Center, School of Education and Human Services
Caring, confidential counseling at no cost

Oakland County Community Mental Health

Easter Seals - Family Mental Health
Infant Mental Health Services (IMH) - Early Intervention
2387 E. Walton Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Joseph Castine, MS, LLP — 248-395-6374
Denise Arbaugh, RN, MS, LPC, NCC—248-395-6342

Oakland County Health Division
27725 Greenfield, Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

Oakland County Family Services
Fussy Baby Program

248-858-7766 (Ext. 209)

Eastwood Clinic-Rochester
Michelle Coppins, PC-248-844-6234
Bella Shah, MD - 248-844-6234

Parents’ Helpline
(support network from 10:00am-10:00pm)

Maternal Infant Health Program
Pregnant residents of Oakland, Wayne, & Macomb Counties on Medicaid
15819 Schoolcraft
Detroit, MI 48227

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group Meetings
Groups meet every week with a trained counselor or social worker, no cost, no registration!

Mondays: 7:00-8:30pm
Wellpointe Building
1701 South Boulevard E., Suite 200
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Tuesday: 10:00-11:30am
PNC Center
755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 249
Troy, MI 48084
(Enter at flag poles, then up to 2nd floor - Community Education Classroom)

Wednesday: 7:00-8:30pm
Beaumont Medical Building
6900 Orchard Lake Rd., Room 311
West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Thursday: 7:00pm
St. Joan of Arc Parish Center
22412 Overlake Drive
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Recursos para el Apoyo Social

Clinica Santa Teresa Program at Mercy Women’s Center
OB/GYN health care-bilingual Spanish)
44405 Woodward Ave., Suite 500
Pontiac, MI 48342

Hispanic Outreach Services
76 Williams
Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 338-4250
Fax: (248) 335-8130

Emergency Contacts

Please call 911.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (main number)

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Emergency Psych-Social Work


Postpartum Support International Crisis Support
1-800-944-4773 (4PPD)

Common Ground Crisis Support
24 hours a day/7 days a week

Help Against Violent Encounters Now (HAVEN)
Domestic violence crisis support 24 hours a day/7 days a week

Food, Housing, Clothing, and Miscellaneous Needs

Immunization Program
Oakland County Health Division

Lighthouse of Oakland County
Pontiac, MI

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Supplemental
Oakland County Health Division
(Ext. 81272)

Child Passenger Safety Program

Car Seat Assistance Programs
CareNet Pregnancy Center (referral required) — 248-545-6411
Children’s Hospital of Michigan — 313-745-5457
Baby Travels Equipment (car seat rental) — 734-455-2526

Compassion Pregnancy Center

Early On Services-Oakland County
Services from birth to 3 years, for health condition or developmental delay

United Way-Please dial 2-1-1

Michigan Food Assistance Program Hotline

Breastfeeding Support

SJMH Lactation Educator
Pam Stehr, R.N.
248-858-6455 (MILK)

Breastfeeding Tips — Oakland County Lactation Consultant

La Leche League Links
International -
Michigan -
New Beginnings magazine -
Breastfeeding Answers -

Recommended Reading for Parents of Newborns

Beyond the blues: A guide to understanding and treating prenatal and postpartum depression. San Jose, CA: Moodswings Press. Bennett, S. & Indman, P. (2006).

Postpartum depression for dummies (1st ed.). New York: For Dummies. Bennett, S. (2007).

Postpartum survival guide. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Pub Dunnewold, A. & Sanford (1994).

This isn’t what I expected: Overcoming postpartum depression. (1st ed.). New York: Bantam. Kleiman, K. & Raskin, V. (1994).

The mother-to-mother postpartum depression support book. Calgary, AB: Berkley Trade. Poulin, S. (2006).

Oakland County Perinatal Loss Support Groups and Resources

HELP: Handling Emotional Loss of Pregnancy
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48341
(volunteer lounge; 1st floor main hospital)
Meets every 2nd Thurs. 7:30-9:00pm

HUGS: Help, Understanding, & Grief Support
Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
1 Williams Carls Dr.
Commerce Twp., MI 48387
(meets every 3rd Thurs. 7:00-9:00pm)
Sue Duff - 248-937-4261

Looking Ahead: A Bereaved Parent Group
William Beaumont Hospital
3601 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(Heart Center conference room, 1st floor Central Tower)
Meets every 2nd Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm
Joanne Mulhere, LMSW 248-898-7595

A Member of Trinity Health
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland | 44405 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac, Michigan 48341 | 248-858-3000