Summit County Maternal Depression Network

finalmdnlogoSummit County Maternal Depression Network

The Summit County Maternal Depression Network (SCMDN) is a collaboration of providers and community partners working together to minimize the negative impact of maternal depression in our community. We are here to help new mothers and mothers-to-be and raise community awareness about maternal depression. We know that all families experience a period of adjustment when a baby is born. While pregnancy and childbirth are times of great joy, they are often accompanied by changes and demands that may seem overwhelming.


About Maternal Depression



The Baby Blues


Up to 80% of women experience the baby blues. The baby blues are characterized by brief or mild depressive symptoms such as:
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Trouble sleeping
The baby blues may only last a few days or up to 8 weeks. If the baby blues last longer than two weeks you may have postpartum depression.


Postpartum Depression


Postpartum depression affects 10-15% of women. Symptoms of postpartum depression last longer than the baby blues and are more intense. These symptoms may include:
  • Mood swings
  • Feeling worried, anxious, overwhelmed
  • Feeling sad, hopeless, crying a lot
  • Fatigue, no energy, trouble sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Changes in appetite
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or your child(ren)




Treatment Options


Effective treatments for depression may include:
  • Medication prescribed by your doctor
  • Counseling by a licensed professional
  • Joining a support group
  • Mental Health Case Management
  • In-Home services


Helpful Tips


  • Get enough sleep
  • Nap when the baby naps
  • Ask your partner, family, or friends for help
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Give yourself a treat
  • Exercise, stay active
  • Talk about your feelings with people you trust
  • Join a support group or talk to other mothers
  • Don't try to be perfect


Have Symptoms?

Over the last two weeks, have you felt down, depressed or hopeless? Over the last two weeks, have you felt little interest or pleasure in doing things? If you answered 'yes' to either of the above questions, you may want to seek professional help from one of the identified resources or maternal depression network providers listed below...


Looking for help?


Our partners are committed to the mental health and well-being of new moms.


AxessPointe Women's Health Clinic

  • Office based behavioral/mental health assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • 676 S. Broadway St. Suite 203 Akron, 44311
  • Medicaid, Sliding Scale, Self-Pay, Select Private Insurance
  • Admissions Fax: 330-564-9995
  • Admissions Phone: 330-564-8660



  • Office based assessment, counseling and tele-psychiatry, intensive home-based assessment, individual and family counseling, Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST)
  • 1221 Waterloo Rd. Akron, 44306
  • Medicaid, Self-Pay
  • Admissions Phone: 800-879-2522


Catholic Charities

  • Mental Health Assessment, home-based and office-based services, individual and family counseling, CPTS
  • 812 Biruta St. Akron
  • Medicaid, Private Insurance, Self Pay
  • Admissions Fax: 330-762-2001
  • Admissions Phone: 330-762-7481

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

  • Individual therapy and CPST
  • Locations in Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls and Twinsburg
  • Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale
  • Admissions Fax: 330-762-2469
  • Admissions Phone: 330-762-0591


Community Health Center

  • Individual therapy, medication assessment and management, and CPST
  • 838 Coburn Street, Akron
  • Medicaid, Third party, Self-pay
  • Admissions Fax: 330-315-5230
  • Admissions Phone: 330-434-4141

Greenleaf Family Center

  • Individual, couple, family, and group counseling
  • Home-based perinatal services (based on eligibility)
  • Medicaid, Private Insurance, Sliding Fee Scale
  • 580 Grant St. Akron, 44311
  • Admissions Fax: 330-376-4525
  • Admissions Phone: 330-376-9494

Minority Behavioral Health Group

  • Individual, group, family, and couples therapy
  • Assessment
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Case management
  • Prevention & Support Services
  • Services are provided in home, schools, community, and in-house clinic
  • 1293 Copley Road Akron, OH 44320
  • Admissions Phone: 330-374-1199


  • Home-based mental health assessment, individual and family counseling, CPST, and psychiatry (in Canton and Cleveland offices)
  • OhioGuidestone is now offering medication assessment and managements services in the Summit County office located in Fairlawn!
  • 3094 West Market Street, Suite 105, Fairlawn, OH
  • Medicaid, Sliding Scale, Self-pay
  • Admissions Fax: 330-983-9310
  • Admissions Phone:1-800-639-4974  EXT. 2916

Portage Path Behavioral Health

  • Individual counseling , psychiatric assessment,
    and psychiatric medication management
  • Women’s Health Clinic
    676 S. Broadway St., Akron
  • Accepts most private insurance, Medicaid,
    Medicare, Sliding Fee, Self Pay
  • Admissions Fax: 330-253-5466
  • Admissions Phone: 330-253-3100

For questions about our partners and other resources, call 330-926-5611 or email mdn@sch.dorg

Additional Resources


Suicide Prevention Hotlines

330-434-9144 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or

Info Line

2-1-1 or 330-376-6660 or 1-888-212-5041
Info Line's information and referral program is a bridge between people who need services and the agencies furnishing those services. Service is available 24 hours a day by phone or visit to search our free online database of social services for residents of Summit County.

NAMI Summit County

330-252-1188  or
NAMI Summit County is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life, and ensuring dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness and support of their families.

Post-Partum Support International

1-800-944-4PPD (4773)  or 

Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board

330-762-3500  or

The Nest