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Postpartum Depression

1942 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 292-4242

4534 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 254-5141

1915-17 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Broadview, IL 60155
(708) 498-0200

The HAS Postpartum Depression (PPD) Program is the only community-based PPD treatment program in the state of Illinois.  We provide clinical evaluations, individual and family therapy, support groups, psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, health education, and casemanagement to women experiencing or at risk for developing PPD. PPD is mood disorder that afflicts approximately 15-20 percent of new mothers following the birth of a child.  Characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and anxiety, it may also compromise crucial bonding and attachment between mother and baby.  Although PPD it is a highly treatable condition that responds well to therapy, it impacts countless families and takes several lives every year. Our staff is equipped to help participants access community resources and address other concerns such as domestic violence and substance abuse. Most services at HAS are offered in both English and Spanish. Services are provided in a caring, supportive, culturally competent environment and are completely confidential. We accept private health insurance and Medicaid. This program is funded in part by IDHS and/or Proviso Township. Please call for information regarding referrals, assessments, or hours of operation.

The Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Support Center at HAS

Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling logo The Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Support Center at HAS offers a variety of holistic education and support services for new mothers. HAS is honored to be continuing the Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling Postpartum Depression Foundation’s work of education, advocacy, and care for women and families impacted by perinatal mood disorders.  Learn more about Jennifer Mudd Houghtaling here. For more information call (773) 292-4242.

 

Glenda C., Postpartum Depression

When Glenda C. learned that her fourth child was going to be a girl, she cried—and not out of happiness. Although she cannot imagine life without her youngest daughter now, during her pregnancy the news meant only sadness and anxiety. As a survivor of childhood abuse herself, Glenda “just didn’t want to bring another girl … [Read More…]