While diagnosing and treating depression are outside of WIC's scope, WIC’s nutrition assessment process and referral services can help connect women with (or at risk for) depression to appropriate services.
These resources are intended to increase WIC staff awareness and knowledge in assisting participants diagnosed with or who are at risk for depression.
Resources for Individuals in Need of Assistance (emergent or otherwise)
Prevention and crisis resources including guides are available in both English and Spanish for professionals to download or order.
- New! The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline, 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262), is a free English and Spanish language confidential hotline for pregnant and new moms, available 24/7. Check out the Maternal Mental Health page on WIC Works for an additional resource.
- SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.
- Mental Health America's Finding Therapy site shares a fact sheet and referral sources.
- The Helping Your Loved One Who is Suicidal: A Guide for Family and Friends downloadable publication provides information on understanding suicide, warning signs and action steps to take, and how to prevent future attempts and keep your loved one safe.
Looking for more information? Check out these mental health-related resources found on WIC Works.