Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-ME is the Maine 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 Maine.

  • 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-ME 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-ME Coordinator or Support Group:

Kathleen Beliveau
York County
207-209-4777 TEXT OR CALL
kbeliveau1@gmail.com

Amanda Brown
Greater Waterville Area
857-203-0482 TEXT OR CALL
amandabrownpsi@gmail.com

Diana Prescott
Greater Bangor Area
207-862-3370
dlprescottphd@gmail.com

Mallory Zwerdling
Statewide 
207-274-7519 TEXT OR CALL
Mallory@mainematernal.com
Mallory is on leave until the end of July. In her absence, please reach out to the coordinator above closest to your area.

Bangor

Tree of HOPE (Healthy Outlook on Postpartum Experience)
Every Tuesday from 10:00-12:00
Eastern Maine Medical Center, Penobscot Pavilion Level 8 Conference Room
489 State Street, Bangor
For more information: Erica Davis, RN, IBCLC or Carol Giggey, RNC, MSN by calling 973-8673

A postpartum support group backed by Eastern Maine Medical Center. We offer an honest and safe place to listen, talk, and gain education on postpartum experiences. We were created by a group of moms who have gone through challenging postpartum experiences. No registration necessary.

Belfast

Postpartum Support Group – WCGH
Second and Fourth Thursdays of the Month @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Waldo County General Hospital, Biscone Medical Building, Room: First Floor Community Room
Biscone Medical Building
Room: First Floor Community Room
119 Northport Ave, Belfast
For more info please call 505-4140

The postpartum support group was created by a group of women and moms, who have gone through challenging postpartum experiences themselves and/or have been educated on postpartum experiences. We offer a safe place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk listen, get support and gain education on postpartum experiences. This is a free group for moms and moms-to-be who want to connect with other women for support. No registration required.

Falmouth

Maternal Health Alliance of Maine
For more info: www.mhame.org/empathy-circle-2/
Offering in-person groups in Falmouth and online groups.

Rockport

Postpartum Support Group – PBMC
First and Third Thursdays of the Month @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pen Bay Medical Center Room: Cardiac Rehab Solarium
6 Glen Cove Drive, Rockport
For more information, please call 505-4140.

The postpartum support group was created by a group of women and moms, who have gone through challenging postpartum experiences themselves and/or have been educated on postpartum experiences. We offer a safe place for new and pregnant mothers and families to talk listen, get support and gain education on postpartum experiences. This is a free group for moms and moms-to-be who want to connect with other women for support. No registration required.

Waterville

Tree of HOPE (Healthy Outlook on Postpartum Experience)
Northern Light Inland Hospital, Medical Arts Building
180 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville
For more information :Bridgette Gemelli 861-6091

A postpartum support group backed by Northern Light Inland Hospital. We offer an honest and safe place to listen, talk, and gain education on postpartum experiences. We were created by a group of moms who have gone through challenging postpartum experiences. No registration necessary.

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.

mom looking out window

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.

  • Discounts on professional training opportunities
  • Invitations 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.

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.

Upcoming Training Sessions

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

Components of Care Training
Portland, ME
September 30- October 1, 2020

Click here for more info and registration

Advanced Psychotherapy Training
Portland, ME
October 2, 2020

Click here for more info and registration

About Us

PSI Maine works to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of perinatal mental health issues facing diverse Maine families. We aim to normalize and validate the challenges associated with fertility, loss, pregnancy, and adjustment to life with babies.

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

We welcome inquiries about board participation from all over the state. Please use the form below to contact us.

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