Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-MO is the Missouri 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 Missouri.

  • 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-MO Coordinator or Local Support Group:

Kim Hawley
Statewide
816-287-0156 TEXT OR CALL

Linda Meyer
Greater St. Louis Area
314-602-5184 TEXT OR CALL
psimocoordinator@yahoo.com

Lucy Bigelow
Greater St. Louis Area
636-288-6231 TEXT OR CALL
makingmindfulmommas@gmail.com

Courtney Williams
Kansas City, Jackson & Cass Counties
816-519-9889 TEXT OR CALL
psikansascitycoordinator@gmail.com

Crystal Perkins
Missouri Bootheel, Springfield and Surrounding Areas
417-429-0273‬ TEXT OR CALL
crystal@doulafoundation.org

Happy Mommy, Happy Baby Springfield
Happy Mommy, Happy Baby
Postpartum Yoga and Support Group
Brought to you by The Doula Foundation, Ozarks Counseling Center, and The YMCA
Please call The Doula Foundation at 417-832-9222 for more information and to register.

Missouri Warmline
314.768.MOMS

The Postpartum Resource Center of Kansas
Serves the 5-County Kansas City Metropolitan Area
P.O. Box 8015, Prairie Village, KS 66208
Fee: None
Telephone: 866.363.1300
http://www.kansasppd.org/

Care for Mommy
St. Joseph
– 2nd Tuesday of Each Month @ Noon at St. Joseph PRC 1502 N. 36th
– 3rd Tuesday of Each Month @ 5:30pm at Missouri Care Welcome Room, 3831A Frederick (next to Goin’ Postal)
Care for Mommy is a group for women who are having difficulties with anxiety, depression and postpartum depression.
For more information contact: Cindy Merritt (816) 273-7050; La’Sherrie Tyes lasherrietyes@sjsd.k12.mo.us
facebook.com/MosaicLifeCare

MOMS  Groups
https://www.ssmhealth.com/classes-events/event-details?EventId=5c4cce54-2869-464f-8884-267865c5eb4b

SSM Health DePaul Hospital
12303 DePaul Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044
1st Wednesday 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
3rd Wednesday 6 – 8 p.m.
Held in the May Center just to the right of the main Hospital.

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton
1015 Bowles Ave., Fenton, MO 63026
2nd and 4th Wednesdays 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Held in the Conference Center on the Garden Level of the main Hospital.

Kangaroo Kids
10030 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Jamaa Birth Village
8 Church Street, Ferguson, MO 63135
1st & 3rd Mondays 10 a.m. – Noon
2nd and 4th Tuesdays 6 – 8 p.m.

Strength Through Story
ONLINE

A free, online support group for pregnant, postpartum and adoptive moms who have experienced anxiety and depression that focuses on healing through storytelling. Based in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
strengththroughstory@gmail.com
www.strengththroughstory.com
@strengththroughstory

mom looking out window

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.

  • Receive PSI-MO 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.

#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. 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 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 Missouri.

PSI-MO 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-MO is 77-0196208.

President: Patricia Howell

Vice-President: Andrea Bishop

Secretary: Heather Shackleford

Liaison: Tawni Gary

Treasurer: Polly (Pauline) Fick-Faulstich

PSI-MO State Lead Coordinator/Website Administrator: Kim Hawley

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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