Mind & Mood Support
During the course of a woman’s lifetime, there are hormonal and non-hormonal factors that can play a significant role in mood and well-being. Mind and Mood Support generally pertains to addressing mood disorders such as depression, mood swings and anxiety that can occur in women of all ages.
There are many health issues and life stressors that can cause mood disorders. In women, depression and other mood changes most frequently occur as a result of hormonal imbalance, or even as the result of natural changes that occur in various hormonal cycles such as menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth, and perimenopause and menopause.
It’s important for women to realize that depression is a biochemical issue that results not from emotional weakness, but is often the result of a combination of psychological and physiological issues such as hormonal changes, life stressors, and underlying medical conditions.
Support during and after pregnancy
Hoag offers a free Maternal Mental Health Support Line to help connect maternity patients and mental health providers in the community. The Support line is available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The phone number is 949-764-5333. Note: this is not a crisis line. For emergencies please call 911.
Additionally, Hoag offers free weekly support groups facilitated by licensed therapists for women to talk openly about their experiences postpartum. The support groups are Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m, to 12 p.m. Both groups are located at 500 Superior Ave, Suite 315, Newport Beach, CA. Babies and support persons are welcome. With questions, please call Maternal the Mental Health Support Line at 949-764-5333.
Treatment during and after pregnancy
Hoag developed a Maternal Mental Health Program with an outpatient clinic dedicated to helping women experiencing mental health conditions before, during and after pregnancy. The clinic is located at 500 Superior, Suite 315, Newport Beach and accepts most major insurance plans.