Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-AL is the Alabama state chapter of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of childbirth.

Our mission is to promote awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting mothers, their families, and support systems in all areas of Alabama.

  • You are not alone

    All mothers, fathers, and families deserve support during pregnancy and parenthood.

  • You are not to blame

    This time is challenging.

  • You will be well

    Many types of support are available.

Get Help

If you, or a loved one, is suffering with perinatal mood disorders, you’ve come to the right place. Contact one of our PSI-AL Support Coordinators, who will help guide you through the process of finding a professional near you with expertise and experience in treating perinatal mood disorders. Whether you are searching for a therapist within your insurance network, a medication prescriber knowledgeable in prescribing during pregnancy and lactation, or looking for a local peer support group, we are here to help.

Find a PSI-AL Coordinator or Support Group:

Haley Davis
North Central Alabama
256-542-1778 TEXT OR CALL
haleypsialabama@gmail.com

Hayden Baker Graham
Birmingham and Surrounding Areas
205-515-7025 TEXT OR CALL

Jolisa Watson
Birmingham and Surrounding Areas
205-774-1852 TEXT OR CALL
jjevans1112@gmail.com

Julie Moroz
Montgomery and Surrounding Areas
334-440-3057 TEXT OR CALL
Jlmoroz.psi@gmail.com

Leslie Herhold
Southern AL
251-202-9003 TEXT OR CALL
ltherholdlcsw@outlook.com

Allie Kelley
Southeast AL
601-946-6100 TEXT OR CALL
alliemoses@hotmail.com

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

Huntsville Postpartum Support Network
Third Monday of each month – 6:30pm
Location: Hope Church Madison
1661 Balch Rd Madison AL 35757
Contact: Teresa Fleischmann (256) 542-9839
teresapsialabama@gmail.com1
Facebook Group

Postpartum Partner Meetup Quarterly
Presentation offered to partners, free of charge, to help partners learn how to support mothers with PMADs.
Meets once per quarter. Contact Alicia for dates.
Location: 250 Sun Temple, Madison, AL 35756
RSVP: Alicia (256) 755-4599
alicia.newleaf@gmail.com

Birmingham Area Postpartum Support
2nd Thursday evening of each month – 6:00pm
Location: Alternating between Trussville and Hoover
Contact: Jean Cox (205)565-5799 Bhampostpartum@gmail.com

We do not offer crisis management services. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911. For additional safety information, contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Did you know that perinatal mood disorders (PMDs) are the number one medical complication of childbirth? While often referred to as postpartum depression or even simply as postpartum, PMD can take many forms and can also occur during pregnancy. Perinatal mood disorders include depression, anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, and (much more rarely) psychosis.

Get the facts by visiting PSI’s website at www.postpartum.net

Get Involved

Want to make a difference? Become a member today.

Join PSI today and PSI-AL will receive a portion of your donation and you will automatically become a member of PSI-AL too!

  • Invitation to Members Only Events
  • Help us fulfill our mission and feel good for helping a great cause!

Memberships are tax-deductible donations.

Volunteer

PSI state chapters are made up of a variety of local stakeholders and further the mission of PSI on a grassroots level. Chapters work on a wide range of initiatives that they dictate for themselves because they know their states best! While some states may focus on passing legislation, others may create a robust network of peer support groups, or compile a state-wide list of perinatal mood disorder providers and resources.

All are welcome at PSI! Survivors, mental health professionals, doulas, clinicians etc. volunteer through the chapter in order to give back to their local communities. We work to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and provide connections to resources.

Climb Out Of The Darkness

Every year, PSI hosts Climb Out Of The Darkness, a movement that invites people from all over the world to host local walks and events to spread awareness of mental health challenges of new families. A Climb can be as simple as a play-date in a park, a hike, or a more elaborate event. The majority of Climbs are held in June, near the summer solstice in celebration of long sunny days and a family’s climb from anxiety and depression to recovery.

We gather as a community to walk and socialize. We meet fellow survivors, supporters & providers.

#climbout

Host a Climb

We are looking for Climb Leaders to host events in your state. Leaders will go through a quick training, and will have the support of other climb leaders, your state chapter and PSI staff. To create a Climb event in your area, email our Climb Manager Emily at Cotd@postpartum.net!

For Professionals

PSI Provider Directory

Postpartum Support International offers an online directory of qualified perinatal mental health professionals. Join the registry and share your listing as a mental health provider, a healthcare provider, childbirth professional, or support group. As a specialized provider, you can tailor your directory listing to reach out to potential clients in your area. Keep your profile up-to-date with practice announcements, new programs and groups, and more!

Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line

The PSI Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line is a service provided for medical professionals who have questions about the mental health care related to pregnant and postpartum patients and pre-conception planning. It is staffed by reproductive psychiatrists who are members of PSI and specialists in the treatment of perinatal mental health disorders. The service is free and available by appointment. Call 877-944-4773, ext 4 and we will match you with an appointment. We will respond to your request within one business day. This service is available for medical providers only.

Training Sessions

We provide top-notch education and training for professionals both in-person and online allowing you to serve your patients with confidence. Contact us for more information.

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About Us

Our mission is to promote awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting mothers, their families, and support systems in all areas of Alabama.

PSI-AL is State Chapter of Postpartum Support International, a 501(c)(3) organization.  The Tax ID number of Postpartum Support International and PSI-AL is 77-0196208.

Contact Us

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact us using the form below and we’ll be in touch soon.

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