POEM—Mental Health for Moms

I’m going crazy. I am utterly alone. Maybe I just wasn’t meant to be a mother.

We felt that way, too.

We are Ohio moms who have survived prenatal/postpartum depression (PPD) or anxiety so we understand like no one else can. We had thoughts that scared and shamed us. We blamed ourselves. We doubted ourselves. We felt weighed down by all the “shoulds” of motherhood.

Some of us had a hard time finding help.  That’s why we started POEM, where we volunteer our time to help moms like you who are experiencing the most common complication of childbirth.

It’s okay to reach out for help. That’s why we’re here.


Contact POEM

POEM is the Ohio Coordinator of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the leading authority on perinatal mental health.

About POEM

Through POEM, we provide support to hundreds of women in Ohio.

About Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression is the #1 complication of childbirth, affecting nearly 1 million women in the U.S. each year.

POEM Services

We provide a variety of services for pregnant and postpartum women. These include support groups, a state-wide support line, and resources.

For Professionals

When a client in your care suffers with a mood disorder during pregnancy or postpartum, POEM is a valuable resource regarding peer support and expert understanding of these specific disorders.

Take an Assessment

If you feel that you might be suffering from postpartum depression, it could be helpful to complete this interactive quiz and share the results with your health care provider.

Contact Us

If you are looking for resources in your area or just need to talk to another mom who understands, our mom-to-mom support line is available 7 days a week.