Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-AR is the Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

  • 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-AR 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.

Sondra Rodocker
501-570-6179 TEXT OR CALL

Audrey Dobbins
Northeast Arkansas
501-404-5339 TEXT OR CALL

PSI is seeking Coordinators to help provide information, support and local resource referrals to those struggling in Arkansas. If you are interested in this volunteer role, please reach out to Melissa Bentley at coordinators@postpartum.net.

Other Resources:

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.

  • Receive PSI-AR quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to Members Only Events
  • Help us fulfill our mission and feel good for helping a great cause!

Memberships are tax-deductible donations.


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.


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 1-877-499-4773 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.

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 Arkansas.

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

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Elizabeth Bojie

Elizabeth Bojie is the mother of 7, including both typically developing and special needs children ranging from early childhood to college. She has a passion for maternal mental health advocacy and awareness. After winning her own battle with PMADs, Elizabeth began to share her journey through essays and articles, finding purpose through helping others realize that they’re not alone.

Since 2009 Elizabeth has helped new moms, experienced moms, teen moms, and single moms as they birthed and brought home a new baby. She is a certified birth and postpartum doula, a certified perinatal mental health professional (PMH-C), and a mentor with the PSI mentor/peer program. Wanting to offer another level of service to her clients and to the overall perinatal community, she is currently earning a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.

Elizabeth has a vision for bringing tangible and attainable resources to all individuals experiencing PMADs. After personally experiencing pregnancy loss and the feelings of shame and guilt that may arise afterward, she is also aware of the need for pregnancy/infant loss and bereavement support.

Understanding the fear of stigma and judgment, Elizabeth is working to build a community where those affected by PMADs can feel safe to share their struggles and begin their path to winning their own battles. She is honored to be the Chair for PSI Arkansas and is inspired daily as she serves alongside an amazing group of like-minded individuals who have a genuine desire to bring hope. You are not alone.

PSI Chapter Liason

Leah Fode is a mother of three incredible girls. She suffered from PMAD’s after each one and understands the struggle to find help and how hard the road to recovery can be. It’s why she is so passionate about the mission of PSI and now of PSI Arkansas. She is a college student working towards becoming a therapist. For the past three years, Leah has volunteered with PSI as a support coordinator.

Shona Ray-Griffith

Board Member At Large

Shona Ray-Griffith, M.D. is an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  She is board-certified in both psychiatry and addiction medicine with fellowship training in perinatal mental health. Dr. Ray serves as the outpatient director of the Women’s Mental Health Program at UAMS.  Her clinical expertise includes the management of mental illness, substance use disorders, and chronic pain throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.


Kelsie Hammons

Kelsie has been involved with PSI- Arkansas Chapter since March of 2021. She serves as the Board Secretary. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C).  She is currently the Family Therapist at Our House, a non-profit organization in Little Rock, serving individuals and families who are facing homelessness or housing insecurity. In this role, she works with the whole family providing therapy, resources, and parenting support. She is a mother and after having struggled with postpartum anxiety as a new parent with her own child. With this lived and professional experience, she is passionate about and committed to supporting families directly as well as collaborating with community partners that expand resources for families across the state.


Morganne Brown, LCSW, PMH-C (pronouns: she/her). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

with a certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C). Professional roles include community mental health, medical social work, and private practice. Clinical experience includes working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, mood instability, trauma, life transitions, and difficulty managing daily functioning and/or stressors.

Private practice work focuses on individuals affected by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. I enjoy helping and guiding individuals, couples, and families through a time full of adjustments and change associated with the perinatal period. Focus areas include mood disorders and anxiety related to or experienced by teen mothers, role changes, breastfeeding, losses, post-adoption depression, and balancing career and home changes.

I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Treasurer on the Postpartum Support, International Arkansas Chapter Board. I look forward to engaging with communities across the state to bring awareness and resources for those affected by Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

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