I'm writing here because I don't know where else to post. A lifelong friend of mine lives in Manhattan with four kids. The youngest two are 4mos and 20mos. She is suffering from PPD and recently told me just how bad it's become.
I live in Florida. I could leave with enough notice to help her, but not on short notice.
She has recently gotten worse, sees a therapist over the phone (she is agoraphobic) and is struggling to the point her therapist has said she needs (1) fulltime help at home for two weeks or (2) be admitted for a psych evaluation at a hospital. Her therapist has said this help needs to be in place by Sunday night or else it's time to be admitted.
She had tried to set up a nanny at $15/hr for 2 hours a day some weeks ago, but it didn't happen. She has essentially no support system in the city.
I don't know how to help her. Does anyone here have ideas/local contacts/local organizations?