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PSI-NC is the North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

  • 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-NC 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-NC Coordinator or Support Group:

Elisabeth “Lis” Mitchell
Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, Surry, Alleghany, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey, Madison Counties
828-610-8431 TEXT OR CALL

Elizabeth Gillette
Buncombe County
248-238-0804 TEXT OR CALL

Alesha Simuel
Henderson, Polk, Transylvania, Macon, Jackson, Rutherford Counties
828-290-9675 TEXT OR CALL

Carrie Banks
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Swain, Haywood Counties
919-428-7119 TEXT OR CALL

Megan Roberts
Triangle Area: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Surrounding Areas
910-262-0326 TEXT OR CALL

Allie Day
Triad: Guilford & Forsyth Counties and surrounding area
919-590-9173 TEXT OR CALL

Carol Peindl
The Prenatal and Postpartum Center of the Carolinas

Lisa Konstandt
Piedmont: Gaston, Mecklenburg, Union, Stanly, Anson, and Rowan Counties
980-352-8235 TEXT OR CALL

Christy Sharer
Piedmont: Sandhills: Robeson, Scotland and Richmond Counties
814-689-9411 TEXT OR CALL

Susan Reinhardt
Catawba and surrounding counties
828-782-5315 TEXT OR CALL

Carrie Banks
Contact Carrie if your county or region is not listed above.
828-278-8022 TEXT OR CALL

Erin Crites
Northeast North Carolina
Pasquotank, Currituck, Camden, Gates & Perquimans Counties
252-548-6865 TEXT OR CALL

Tammy Greene
Northeast North Carolina
Warren, Halifax, Northampton, Hertford, Nash, Edgecombe, Bertie, Martin, Chowan, Washington, Tyrrell, Dare, Hyde, Wilson Counties
336-948-0775 TEXT OR CALL

Ashley Reed
Central Coast: Beaufort, Bladen, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Sampson, & Wayne Counties
919-937-2696 TEXT OR CALL

Melissa Cruz
Harnett, Moore, Cumberland, Lee, Hoke Counties
910-920-0181 TEXT OR CALL

Lolita Bryant
Brunswick and New Hanover Counties
910-471-1187 TEXT OR CALL

Carrie Banks
Contact Carrie if your county or region is not listed above.
828-278-8022 TEXT OR CALL

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.

  • Receive timely communications from PSI-NC 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.


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.


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.

Frontline Provider Training

(Virtual, originally planned for Boone, NC)
June 13, 2020
Register Now
Scholarships are available for NC residents.  Use this form to apply.

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 North Carolina.

PSI-NC is an all-volunteer organization, founded in September 2016. We steward an extensive resource list for NC and are working diligently to ensure that help is available in all of our 100 counties.

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

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