Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-KY is the Kentucky 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 Kentucky.

  • 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-KY Coordinator:

Clare Kerrick
Louisville and Counties to North
502-509-4006 CALL OR TEXT
clare.kerrick@gmail.com

Nicole Thomas
Louisville and Surrounding Areas
720-751-7200 CALL OR TEXT
nthomasvm@gmail.com

Mary Murphy
South Central: Warren, Edmonson, Butler, Logan, Simpson, Allen, Barren, Monroe, Cumberland, Hart, Metcalfe, & Grayson Counties
270-296-0206 CALL OR TEXT
mmurphy.psi@gmail.com

Audrey Denton
Western KY
270-869-4705 CALL OR TEXT
audreydenton2080@yahoo.com

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We do not offer crisis management services. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911 or use one of the resources below:

National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
Louisville—The Crisis And Information Center: 502-589-4313
Lexington—Bluegrass Regional Health: 800-928-8000
Ashland—Pathways Inc of Ashland: 800-562-8909
Bowling Green—Life Skills Helpline: 502-843-4357 or 800-223-8913
Corbin—Corbin Emergency Services: 606-528-7010
Elizabethtown—Crisis Line: 502-769-1304 Or 800-641-4673
Hazard—KY River Community Care: 800-262-7491
Hopkinsville—Crisis Line: 502-886-5163
Owensboro—River Valley Behavioral: 502-684-9466
Prestonburg—Helpline: 800-422-1060

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-KY 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.

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.

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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 Kentucky.

PSI-KY 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-KY is 77-0196208.

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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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