Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-ID is the Idaho 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 equity and inclusion in awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to pregnancy, childbearing, and parenting in Idaho.

  • 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

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.

Postpartum Support International offers an online directory of qualified perinatal mental health (and allied) professionals. Moms, families, and providers can now quickly and easily identify trained perinatal mental health providers in your area.

If you are not able to find what you’re looking for in the directory then please reach out to one of PSI’s Support Coordinators (below) who will assist you in finding the help you need and deserve.

Find a PSI-ID Coordinator or Local Support Group:

Torri Beck
Boise
208-859-3024 TEXT OR CALL
torrilb@yahoo.com
www.transitionsinboise.com

Charlotte Souter
Teton County
307-200-9328 TEXT OR CALL
charlottepsi.tetons@gmail.com

Elizabeth Keane
Teton County
307-264-2931 TEXT OR CALL
Elizabethpsi.tetons@gmail.com

Postpartum Truths: A Conversation Group for New Parents
This group is open to all parents, including adoptive parents who also adjust to a new normal even if they do not experience the physical process involved in giving birth. This group is not specific to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and cannot provide therapy, although anyone for whom this is also a postpartum/post-adoption reality is more than welcome here.
When: Thursdays 7-8PM
Location: Boise Public Library at Bown Crossing
Room: David Eberle Room
Contact Name: Hailey Roberts
Email: hroberts@cityofboise.org
Phone: 208-972-8360
Type of Event: Health & Wellness, NEW This Month!
https://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/classes-events/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D140608248

Homestead Mama Birth Services
Postpartum Support Group
First and third Monday of every month from 10:30am to noon
311 East Indiana Ave
Coeur d’Alene Idaho, 83814
Contact: Bekah Saunders
425-306-7767

Postpartum Support Group
Kootenai Medical Center 
2nd and 4th Friday 10-11am
Kootenai clinic 1919 2nd floor residents class room
Contact Doree Handford 253-306-8147 or Elieen (208) 651-0563
Pocatello Women’s Health Clinic
Bloom Perinatal Support Network
Meetings scheduled according to need.
Fee: none
Contact Patty Ackerman
208-221-1830

St. Alphonsus Hospital
Miscarriage & Infant Loss Support Group
First Tuesday of every month 6:30-8 pm
Fee: none
208.367.7380 or 208.367.3454

St. Alphonsus Hospital
Breastfeeding Support & Encouragement
Tuesdays 11 a.m. to Noon
208-367-7380 or 208-367-3454
St. Alphonsus Hospital: Baby & Me Support Group
Tuesdays 10-11am
Fee: none

St. Luke’s Hospital: Breastfeeding Bunch
Boise
St Luke’s Community Education
211 West Main St
Wednesdays 10:00 – Noon
Fee: none
208-381-9000 or 208-381-1510

St. Luke’s New Mom Support Group
Boise
St. Luke’s Community Education
Thursdays, 10:30 – Noon
211 West Main St
Fee: none
208-381-9000 or 208-381-1510

Mind Matters Postpartum Support Group
Boise
St. Alphonsus Family Center
900 N. Liberty Suite #204
Boise, ID 83704
Every Monday from 3:00-4:00
Fee: none
208-367-7380

St Luke’s Hospital Meridian/Shoshone Room
Meridian
520 S. Eagle Road
Tuesdays 2:00-3:30pm
Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm
Fee: none
208-381-9000 or 208-381-1510

The Healing Group
Saturday mornings @ 9:00am at the Uma Center in Moscow, Idaho
Babes in arms welcome
For more information contact: Lisa Malcolm, MSW, LICSW, PMH-C 509 339 5936

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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.

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.

You have two options for membership.  Join PSI today and PSI-ID will receive a portion of your donation, and you will automatically become a member of PSI-ID too!

Or you may join PSI-ID only. Please note, you do not receive the PSI membership benefits if you join PSI-ID only. Use the contact us section below if you have any questions about membership.

Regardless of which membership option you choose, we are thrilled to have your support! Thank you.

Membership fees are tax-deductible.

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.  Learn More.

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 Idaho.

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

  • Janelle Nostrandt, Board Chair/President
  • Trista Kovach, Treasurer
  • Miriam Hunter, Secretary
  • Kerry Green, Communications Chair
  • Leanne Elisha, Regional Director of North Idaho
baby and dad

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