Grief support groups can be a very healing place for those navigating the waters of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss. Not all support groups are the same, and you may try a few before finding the one right for you.
Here is a list of the support groups specific to miscarriage and baby loss here in the Indianapolis area based on location:
COVID UPDATE: Most groups are meeting only virtually at this time. Please check with the groups individually.
View this list of resources collated by Indiana University Health for those who may be suffering from perinatal mood disorders such as (but not limited to) postpartum depression or anxiety, postpartum rage, and postpartum psychosis. The document at the link provides a list of support groups offered support at no charge for people who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring
place for connection and recovery. Please call or email specific groups for more information. *Caution* Be sure to contact the group lead and make them aware that you are a bereaved parent- some groups may not be suitable for you to receive the best most compassionate care if other parents with living children are present and bring their babies with them to the meeting. These are the only groups listed on Amos’ Anchors that are for both parents with and without living children unless otherwise noted.
Postpartum Support International
For quick support, call the Postpartum Support International Helpline: 1-800-944-4773
( #1 En Español or #2 English ) or Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN) / Text en Español: 971-203-7773
*The PSI HelpLine does not handle emergencies.
People in crisis should call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline by dialing 988 or their local emergency number.
If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of their Local PSI volunteers to talk about how you are feeling. You can also find and follow them on Facebook.
Local PSI Volunteers provide information and help to guide you through the process of finding a professional near you with expertise and experience in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Whether you are searching for a therapist within your insurance network or looking for a local peer support group, we are here to help!
Find a local PSI Volunteer:
To connect with one of the Local PSI Volunteers near you, complete this form and they will reach out to you within 48 hours.
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy.
The Hotline offers callers:
- Phone or text access to professional counselors
- Real-time support and information
- Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups
- Culturally sensitive support
- Counselors who speak English and Spanish
- Interpreter services in 60 languages
Find additional resources regarding support groups, counselors, therapists, and holistic wellness recommendations both nationally and internationally here.
If you know of a support group not listed here or if the information you find here needs to be updated, please contact me directly at email@example.com to have it changed/added.