I created MotherWise Postpartum Mental Wellness Texts in response to the need that I encounter every day for more awareness around postpartum mental health symptoms, and available treatment.
I talk daily with women who come into my therapy office and ask me “Why haven’t I ever heard of this?” or “Why didn’t anyone tell me?”
I chose texts to deliver this information because it is the simplest way I could imagine getting needed information into the hands of most women in the world. (Texts are accessible to non-“smart” phone users, and they have an over 90% open rate.
How It Works:
Once women “opt in” by sending the phrase “MotherWise” to 555888, they are subscribed to a series of texts that arrive every 3-4 days for 3 months.
Healthy Coping Skills
Postpartum Anxiety, Depression, OCD and Bipolar
Returning to Work
Building a Support Network
Resources: Blogs, Hotlines, Podcasts, Books, Professionals With Specific Training in Maternal Mental Health.
Bonding With Baby
I am passionate about equipping mothers in WNC to better understand their mental health, and empowering them to advocate for themselves to get the support they need and deserve!
Funded by Asheville, NC (December 2019)