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About one in ten women become depressed during pregnancy and about half of them have post-partum depression after the baby's birth. If you or someone you know is depressed, help is available. In New York City, you can call the following numbers to find out about how to get help:

For emergency help:

  • 1-800-LifeNet (English)
  • 1-877-Ayudese (Spanish)
  • 1-877-990-8585 (Asian)
  • 1-212-982-5284 (TTY)

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or your baby, please call 911

Call 311 for information about free and low-cost services and hotlines in New York City.

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