Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

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

Our mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health conditions related to childbearing across the state of Indiana.

  • 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

Are you pregnant or have you had a baby in the last 12 months and are just not feeling like yourself?

  • Are you feeling sad or depressed?
  • Do you feel more irritable or angry with those around you?
  • Are you having difficulty bonding with your baby?
  • Do you feel anxious or panicky?
  • Are you having problems with eating or sleeping?
  • Are you having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind?
  • Do you feel as if you are “out of control” or “going crazy”?
  • Do you feel like you never should have become a mother?
  • Are you worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could be experiencing symptoms of a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our PSI-IN Support Coordinators to talk about how you are feeling. 

The support coordinator will provide you with information and help guide you through the process of finding a professional near you with expertise and experience in treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Whether you are searching for a therapist within your insurance network, a prescriber knowledgeable in medication use during pregnancy and lactation, or looking for a local peer support group, we are here to help!

Find a PSI-IN Coordinator or Support Group:

Jodi Drake
Greater Indianapolis Area, including: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Marion, Hendricks, Morgan, Johnson and Shelby Counties.
765-543-7251 TEXT OR CALL
JodiLDrake@gmail.com
Jodi is on leave until July 10. In her absence, please reach out to Birdie.

Anita Lewis
Greater Indianapolis Area, including: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Marion, Hendricks, Morgan, Johnson and Shelby Counties.
317-249-7533 TEXT OR CALL
mswanita@gmail.com

Birdie Meyer
Greater Indianapolis Area
317-363-4622 TEXT OR CALL
bmeyer@postpartum.net

Leila Rhoton
Central West Indiana: Clay, Vigo, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Owen, Greene, Sullivan Counties
463-201-3149 TEXT OR CALL
leilarhoton.psi@gmail.com

Celeste Chapko
NW Indiana: Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, La Porte Counties
219-742-4149 TEXT OR CALL
celestechapko@nwimaternalwellness.com

Taylor DeVore
NW Indiana: Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, La Porte, Wabash Counties
219-413-9363 TEXT OR CALL
taylor.psi.in@gmail.com

Jennifer Norris-Hale
NE Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Wells and Adams Counties
260-338-8939 TEXT OR CALL
J.lee.norris@gmail.com

Glenis Sundberg
NE Indiana: LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Miami, Wabash, Huntington, Wells and Adams Counties
260-355-9488 TEXT OR CALL
gsundberg@hmbindiana.org

If your area isn’t mentioned, please contact Birdie Meyer (317-363-4622 TEXT OR CALL, bmeyer@postpartum.net) for help.

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.

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

Or you may join PSI-IN only by clicking on this link. Please note, you do not receive the PSI membership benefits if you join PSI-IN 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.

We Need Your Help!

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-Indiana! 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.

Climb Out Of The Darkness 2019

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 800-944-4773, 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.

2 day Evidence-Based Training

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

Frontline Provider Training

Frontline Healthcare Providers — Obstetricians/Gynecologists, Family Practice Physicians, Internists, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Physician’s Assistants, Nurses — are the first, and often the only, provider to which new moms turn. Are you ready to respond with effective and well-researched treatment options to help them get better?

Designed to equip frontline healthcare providers with the skills necessary to assess patients for perinatal mental health complications and, as appropriate, provide treatment with medication(s) or connect individuals with additional resources and care. Discounts for group registration.  Online or in person.  

About Us

PSI-IN is the Indiana State Chapter of Postpartum Support International, a 501(c)(3) organization.  The mission of PSI-IN is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health conditions related to childbearing across the state of Indiana.  The Tax ID number of Postpartum Support International and PSI-IN is 77-0196208.

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Media Inquiries

To arrange interviews or get answers to your questions, email Communications@postpartum.net or call 1-916-597-0451.

Other Inquiries

For more information about the PSI Indiana chapter, please contact us using the form below.  We will be in touch within 5-7 business days.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder and are looking for more information and support, please connect with a support coordinator.  

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