Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-MI is the Michigan 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 Michigan.

  • 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-MI 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-MI Coordinator or Support Group:

LAURA TAYLOR
Northern Michigan & Upper Peninsula
231-714-4489 TEXT OR CALL
lauratpsi21@gmail.com

NANCY ROBERTS
West Michigan
616-391-5000
nancy.roberts@spectrumhealth.org

JENNIFER NOVELLO & KERSTEN KIMMERLY
Capital Area: Ingham, Clinton, & Eaton Counties
616-841-3334
perinatalwellnesscapitalarea@gmail.com

DANIELLE GORDON
Detroit and North (Thumb Area) 
248-462-6262 TEXT OR CALL
dsgordon0528@gmail.com

ALISON WARCHOL
Greater Detroit Area
248-877-9325 TEXT OR CALL
Warchol.alison@gmail.com

AIMEE TUCK
Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, SE Michigan (including Detroit)
734-707-7661 TEXT OR CALL
atuck.psi@gmail.com

AMY LAWSON
South-Central Michigan 
734-358-3376 TEXT OR CALL
amypsi01@gmail.com

If your area is not listed above please contact Amy Lawson for help. 

All free, virtual, and facilitated by specially trained professionals and volunteers
www.postpartum.net/get-help/psi-online-support-meetings/

Online Support groups available for:

  • Birth Mom’s Support Group: Intended for women who are considering adoption, have placed or have had a child placed for adoption
  • Black Mamas Matter Support Group
  • Dads Support Group
  • Desi Chaat: A support group for South-Asian Moms
  • Military Moms Support Group
  • NICU Parents Support Group
  • Perinatal (Pregnancy & Postpartum) Mood Support Group
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group for Moms
  • Pregnancy Mood Support Group
  • Queer Parents Support Group

The following groups offer support at no charge for parents who are at risk of or experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and help. * Due to Covid-19, most support groups are virtual. Please feel free to attend any group, regardless of geographic location.  If a group is meeting in person, it will say so next to the group name.

ANN ARBOR

MomShare
The Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan
Tuesdays, 1-2:30pm
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 9:30-11:00am
www.womenscentersemi.org
For more information: lfattori@med.umich.edu

CLINTON TOWNSHIP

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group
Tiny Feet Wellness
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 10am
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcO-tqjkiHdezPhxZMDrqWTxuuUaJ4WDh
For more information contact: 586.231.5298

FERNDALE

It Takes a Village
Nature’s Playhouse
Tuesdays, 6-7pm
http://naturesplayhouse.com/class-schedule/

FLINT

Blossom Support Group
Postpartum Adjustment Alliance-Genesee County
Mondays, 6-7pm
Call or text for Zoom link: 810.238.3876 or blossomgc@gmail.com

GRAND HAVEN

Pregnancy and Postpartum Emotional Support
Mercy Health
Thursdays, 1-2pm
Email Laura for link: laura.bronold@mercyhealth.com
Groups facilitated by PMAD specialty trained nurses and therapists
Babies and partners welcome

GRAND RAPIDS

Virtual Postpartum Emotional Support Group
Spectrum Health Healthier Communities
Tuesdays, 7-9pm
Registration Required.
Onlineregistrationcenter.com\PPDvirtualgroup
For more information contact: 616.391.5000 or Nancy.roberts@spectrum-health.org

Maternal Wellness Program Support Group
Grand Rapids Women’s Health
Tuesdays, 10am-12pm
https://maternalwellnessprogram.org/calendar

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Group
Grand Rapid’s Women’s Health
Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm
https://maternalwellnessprogram.org/calendar

Postpartum Support Group
Ginger Hollemans, LLC – Eastown Birth Partners
1st Wednesday of the Month, 7-8:30pm
Registration preferred but not required to attend.
https://www.gingerhollemans.com/postpartumgroup

Babies always welcome!

KALAMAZOO

Perinatal Emotional Support Group
Bronson Health
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm
https://www.bronsonhealth.com/classes-events/search-results-detail/?eventId=6ce4a4d9-0f99-ea11-a82f-000d3a611c21
For more information contact Kristina: ledlokr@bronsonhg.org or 269.341.7175

LANSING

Shades of Motherhood
Willow Tree Family Center
Thursdays, 1-3pm
Contact Kersten for Zoom link: kerstenkimmerly1@gmail.com
www.willowtreefamily.com

MUSKEGON

Postpartum Support Group (IN PERSON)
Hackley Community Care
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 12:00-1:30pm
Located at:
First Presbyterian Church
2577 Wickham
Muskegon, MI 49441
Call for more information: 231.733.6786
Walk-ins are welcome. You may bring your baby and support person too.

NORTHWEST MICHIGAN

Rooted Beginnings
Perinatal Support Alliance

Wednesdays, 10-11:30am

https://www.perinatalsupportalliance.org/register-for-support-group

For more information contact Emily: 231.714.0353 or support@perinatalsupportallicance.org

Pine Rest Mother and Baby Program (Grand Rapids)

One of only a few in the country, the Pine Rest Mother and Baby Partial Program is a short-term, intensive day program for women experiencing significant symptoms of postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD).

Our program is unique in that it allows women to receive treatment in a setting which includes a nursery for their infants up to eight months of age. Not only does this approach enhance mother/baby bonding, it eliminates many obstacles to attending daily treatment such as separation from the baby, childcare arrangements and feeding issues.

https://www.pinerest.org/services/mother-baby-program-postpartum-depression-treatment/

Mom’s Bloom

A non-profit organization whose mission is to connect families with newborns to passionate community members who provide quality, hands-on postpartum support.  Mom’s Bloom consists of volunteers who provide in-home postpartum support.

https://momsbloom.org

Tree of Hope Foundation

The Tree of Hope Foundation offers several local postpartum depression /anxiety/OCD support groups in Metro Detroit, Michigan.  The groups meet every week, require no referral, and are provided free of charge to participants.  You are welcome to walk-in to any group without calling ahead.

https://www.treeofhopefoundation.org

Community Mental Health Department of Michigan

Mental health services in Michigan are coordinated through local Community Mental Health Services Programs. Click here for an alphabetical list of local programs and contact information.

REGIONAL COALITIONS

Local coalitions provide an opportunity to connect with providers in your immediate area and to learn about local resources and events.  Some also offer their own scholarships for PSI events and other trainings.

Capital Area Perinatal Wellness Coalition
“We exist to support the mental health of families during pregnancy and postpartum by sharing educational mental health resources, increasing equitable access to professional care, equipping peer supporters, and engaging community advocacy.”
Contact: Kersten Kimmerly
517.712.7687, kerstenkimmerly1@gmail.com

Detroit Area Perinatal Wellness Coalition
www.detroitperinatalwellness.org
https://www.facebook.com/detroitpwc
Contacts: Aimee Cisler, Sarah Doyle, Emily Silver
248.219.7713, detroitpwc@gmail.com

Healthy Kent PMD Coalition (Kent County)
Contacts: Barbara Hawkins Palmer and Nancy Roberts
616.632.7281, barb.hawkins-palmer@kentcountymi.gov or nancy.roberts@spectrumhealth.org

Kalamazoo Co. PMD Coalition
Contact: Kristina Ledlow
269.341.7175, kledlow@obgynpc.com

Lakeshore PMD Coalition (Ottawa/Muskegon Co.)
Contact: Laura Bronold
616.847.5512, laura.bronold@mercyhealth.com

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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Get Involved

Want to make a difference? Become a member today.

  • Receive timely communications from PSI-MI about events and training
  • 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.

Become a Friend of PSI-MI

Becoming a “Friend of PSI-MI” is free and allows you to attend our PSI-MI meetings, participate in workgroups, and apply for our mini-grant program. We send periodic e-mails to update you about our quarterly meetings and other events. You do not need to be a paid PSI Member to join our “Friends” e-mail list, though there are many additional benefits to joining PSI.

Apply for a Project Grant

Healthy Kent PerinatalFor Friends of PSI Michigan: Mini grants are available for PMAD related projects in communities throughout the state of Michigan.  They are supported in partnership with the Healthy Kent PMAD Coalition. Examples of previous grants that were awarded include starting support groups and/or coalitions, developing an awareness campaign, creating websites for PMAD parents, offerings of educational trainings, etc.

To become a Friend of PSI-MI, click here.

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.

Training Sessions

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

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

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 Michigan.

PSI-MI 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-MI is 77-0196208.

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PSI-MI Board of Directors

Nancy Roberts, Chair
Nancy.roberts@spectrumhealth.org

Kirstina Ledlow, Vice-Chair
ledlokr@bronsonhg.org

Aimee Cisler, Secretary
acisler@aihfs.org

Amy Lawson, Treasurer
Amy.amylawson@gmail.com

Danielle Gordon, State Liaison
danielle@yourvillagecounseling.com

At-large PSI- MI Board Members

  • Laura Bronold
  • Sarah Doyle
  • Ciji Gamble
  • Barb Hawkins-Palmer
  • Kersten Kimmerly
  • Amanda Kopp
  • Sara Mertz
  • Pam Moffitt
  • Chelsea Rumohr
  • Rebecca Spann
  • Sara Zyburt
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Contact Us

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