A Virtual Support Group For New Moms Feeling Blue, Thanks to RWJBarnabas Health


Becoming a new mama can be overwhelming, and if you’re feeling anxious or depressed and can’t see someone about it, it can be even harder.

You are not alone, mama. Join this virtual support group meeting every Wednesday at 11 AM.

How virtual PMAD support can help you

Although being a new mom comes with so many wonderful new experiences, it also brings a whole new set of challenges that you may have never had to go through before—you’re now responsible for a whole new human life and that can be overwhelming. You may have feelings of anxiety, depression, helplessness, loneliness, anger, and sometimes even rage. You’re not alone—symptoms of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders can arise at any time through pregnancy and after birth. One way to help work through those feelings is by meeting others who’ve gone through the same thing and talking with specialists about how to cope. Yet with COVID-19 still very much a concern, it’s hard to reach out and find help. That’s why RWJBarnabas Health is offering new moms a safe way to connect with professionals and other moms like you through their Virtual Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Support Group, led by a Perinatal Mood Disorder certified specialist in this field, who can answer your questions, validate your feelings and concerns, and offer more resources if needed.

Here’s how to get started—pre-register online and you’ll receive a link for the group that starts on June 10, from 11 AM – 12 PM. Join in on this safe, judgment-free community and get the guidance you need to help you be the best mama you can be to your little one.

This post is sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health to help every NJMOM be her healthiest.


About Author

Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.