WellMama Linn-Benton
Reproductive Mental Health & Emotional Support
Local chapter of Postpartum Support International
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Welcome to WellMama Linn-Benton serving Linn and Benton counties in Oregon.
For the Eugene based WellMama please click here. For support and resources elsewhere in Oregon, the United States and the rest of the world please scroll down. 

WellMama Linn-Benton is a Reproductive Mental Health and Emotional Support Services volunteer group serving Linn and Benton counties in Oregon. We provide free phone and email support to pregnant and postpartum mothers and their families. We offer referrals for counseling in the Corvallis/ Albany, OR, area to psychotherapists/ counselors who specialize in treating reproductive health related concerns. We can also discuss local resources with you.

Please go to our Groups & Other Support tab for information about support groups in Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon. We also list online support meetings, call-in support, online chats/ forums/ discussion groups, support elsewhere in Oregon/ other states in the U.S., and internationally.

Some of the clients at WellMama Linn-Benton only need one supportive phone conversation or resources emailed to them. Others use services through our phone/ email support or counseling/ psychotherapy referrals. We also work with parents whom we refer for psychiatric medication management or who need psychiatric hospitalization. In these cases we can keep contact with the providers and the client while they are in the hospital, and help coordinate a thorough follow-up plan, including both support services and mental health treatment.


During pregnancy, the first year after childbirth and around other reproductive events many parents experience feelings such as:

  • Anxiety, excessive worries or panic
  • Hopelessness and helplessness
  • Depression, sadness, or grief
  • Frequent crying, extreme irritability
  • Distressing thoughts that are difficult to control
  • Inability to sleep when tired
  • Fearfulness, guilt or shame

If this sounds like you, you are not alone.

About 10-20% of mothers suffer from depression, anxiety or other distressing emotional reactions during pregnancy or after childbirth. This translates to about 800,000 mothers a year in the U.S.  Many mothers struggle with similar symptoms after a miscarriage, a still birth, losing a baby, around their menstrual cycle, when dealing with infertility, or around menopause. Though hormonal changes are often not a factor, around the time of adopting a baby or older child, a parent can experience significant emotional distress. Fathers, non-gestational mothers and parents deal with such difficulties as well. Most gestational mothers and nearly all non-gestational parents do not receive proper support for these difficulties, or treatment for these conditions.

You should not be one of them!
Contact us today!

Call (541) 231-4343 or 
email us

We provide the following services:

  • Phone & Email Support to pregnant and postpartum women and their families or support persons
  • Counseling/ Psychotherapy referrals in the Corvallis/ Albany area
  • Information and education regarding emotional wellness as it relates to reproductive health events, such as prementrual syndrome, pregnancy, postpartum, perinatal losses, infertility and adoption

Eugene, OREGON, area:

Please visit the Eugene based WellMama, Inc. 
or call (800) 896-0410.

Portland, Northern Oregon and Vancouver, WASHINGTON areas:

Visit Baby Blues Connection, email or call:
Portland, OR (503) 797-2843
Vancouver, WA (360) 735-5571

Other regions in Oregon:

Please visit the Oregon page of the Postpartum Support International (PSI) website:
PSI Oregon

Other States:

Visit Postpartum Support International for your local coordinators, support groups, and other resources:
 - click on "GET HELP", then "GET HELP-FIND LOCAL RESOURCES", then click on your state.
Phone (800) 944-4PPD

Unfortunately, WellMama Linn-Benton does not have the capacity to respond to crisis calls or emergency situations. If you experience significant emotional distress or you are in a crisis, please contact your doctor's office or go to the nearest emergency room. In case of a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911. If you or someone else is thinking about hurting themselves, you may also contact the national 24-hour suicide hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). They have trained counselors who can help you over the phone.

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