Mental Health Services for Mothers & Postpartum Depression

Maternal Mental Health

A new baby can bring a range of emotions, including overwhelm, sadness, or anxiety. While these feelings can lessen or go away over time, it’s not uncommon for moms to continue to experience these emotions for many months or years to come.

There are many factors that can contribute to depression and anxiety during pregnancy and beyond. In addition to the hormonal, emotional, and physical changes that occur during pregnancy, it’s not uncommon for other life circumstances to shift – including living situations and careers.

When we find ourselves in a new caretaker role, it’s easy to dismiss our own mental or emotional health. But it’s important for mothers to know that depression or anxiety experienced in pregnancy or after childbirth is a medical condition, and one that can be treated. Taking the time to care for our mental health has a trickle down effect on those in our care.

Common Mental Health Concerns For Mothers

There are many reasons mothers typically refrain from letting anyone know about their mental health problems, including:

  • Privacy concerns
  • Not wanting others to see them as unfit to care for their child
  • Fear of abandonment or lack of support

Recent studies have found that:

  • 1 in 5 women will experience maternal mental health conditions during pregnancy or the first year postpartum
  • 75% of women experiencing maternal mental health conditions will not seek treatment
  • 25% of new moms experiencing depression still have symptoms three years after their child’s birth
  • 1 in 7 new moms experience symptoms of postpartum depression
  • New moms with a history of bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety are 30% – 35% more likely to experience postpartum depression

Common signs of Postpartum Depression

There is no singular cause for developing postpartum depression. Physical, emotional and lifestyle factors can all play a role, as well as family medical history.

The following symptoms are indicators that you might be suffering from postpartum depression, especially if they begin to increase in frequency or severity:

  • Anger or irritability
  • Frequent crying
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Difficulty focusing or making decisions
  • Waning interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Little or no energy
  • Frightening thoughts that won’t go away
  • Frequently rapid heartbeat or shallow breathing

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Maternal Mental Health Treatment

New Mothers & Postpartum Depression Treatment

At Barn Life Recovery, we create a safe space to address the symptoms of postpartum depression, and to develop coping mechanisms and appropriate ways to allow these emotions to pass through. Our licensed, clinical team and holistic treatment model allow our clients to explore how to accept and embrace the inevitable hurdles, trauma, and pain that can accompany depression. We believe that it is only then that we can we discover our true selves again, fully heal from past and present issues, and triumph over depression.

Anxiety & Mothers

At the soul level, anxiety thrives in an environment of fear and resistance. At Barn Life Recovery, we help clients overcome anxiety disorders by fostering a state of openness, receptiveness and acceptance. We utilize natural remedies for anxiety, as well as holistic treatment services including Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, Martial Arts, Yoga, and Chinese Herbal Therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program is best for adults struggling with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and dependencies that do not require detoxification. Powered by clinically-backed therapies and tools, we provide clients the time and space needed to restore themself. They can continue to live their day-to-day life while intently focusing on their emotional, physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our partial hospitalization program track is tailored to the individual and generally lasts anywhere from 30-120 days. In this 5-hour, full-day program, clients are able to enjoy the comforts of home while simultaneously receiving intensive mental health treatment. Clients are able to focus on their emotional, physical, spiritual and mental well-being without being confined by inpatient services.

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Free Community Support Groups

At Barn Life Recovery, we partner with many different organizations to host and provide a venue for free support groups promoting wellness and community connection. Our support groups include Recovery Dharma, NAMI Support Group, and more.

Additional mental health resources for teachers


We are in-network with all PPO plans. We are proudly a certified Tricare provider. We are now able to work with Magellan Health/Blue Shield of CA HMO plans.

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Hear From Those We've Impacted

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Barn Life is uniquely special. As someone who has had long stretches of sobriety with "traditional" communities and methods, Barn Life stepped in when I started struggling during the pandemic and said "traditional" methods failed to help.The staff here are exceptional. This is a truly subjective statement, but it is my honest opinion that the people from the owner (Hi Matt!) to EVERYONE else works there because they believe in the work and want to share the tools they found.Barn Life and their little sibling, Peer Mental Wellness were the launchpad from a shell of an existence to person with self-love/respect, and a life-mission of personal development.

Steven D.
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Best for someone looking for spiritual healing in addition to their mental health healing.

Luka P.
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Barn life is probably one of the most amazing facilities you could ever attend when it comes to mental illness. This was the first place that popped up when I was searching for help and I’m so thankful that it did. The environment is very therapeutic, the staff is awesome, and the group discussions and activities were so helpful in me understanding what I was experiencing. Do not hesitate to be a part of this place. It’s literally a game changer. I was only there for 6 weeks but I wished I stayed at least 6 months. Ever since returning home, I’ve been much happier and my perspective has changed dramatically. I’ve done things and participated in events at my college that I never thought I would be able to do. This place is truly amazing and I’m forever grateful that I found this place.

Ariana E.
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Through trial and error of trying to stay sober this program is definitely the most caring and supporting of them all if anyone needs help and is willing to help themselves I suggest barnlife they will for a fact give you the push you need and the tools to keep you going

Mason T.
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My daughter has been at Barn Life Recovery now for two months. It was my last resort to send her 9 hours away from me. She has been in drug and mental health rehabs in and out for two years. This was my last stitch effort to save my daughter and get her back to herself. Alyssa and I spoke multiple times before deciding. Their willingness to do everything for her and the different teams they have work with them is amazing. My daughter is happy again and clean and sober. She loves it there in their outpatient program. They restore your faith in humanity. They help restore someone who is broken in so many places to themselves. They have put the light back in my daughters eyes. They are committed to helping each person who truly wants the help. They assist in helping them get jobs and be responsible members of society. I recommend their program to anyone wanting to recover from drug, alcohol and mental health.Thank you to all the people at Barn Life who have made my daughter smile and bring the light back to her eyes. I am truly grateful.DawnaLee

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I am alumni from Zen Recovery Path / a great place , and live a happy healthy life ever since / great peaceful place to recover // Namaste

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