Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-NH is the New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

  • 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-NH 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-NH Coordinator or Support Group:

Kate Vaillancourt
978-572-0355 TEXT OR CALL
kate.e.vaillancourt@gmail.com

Lindsay Smith
802-328-1956 TEXT OR CALL

Mother-to-Mother Connections at Families First
Families First Health Center in Portsmouth, NH


Postpartum Emotional Support
The Family Place at Concord Hospital
250 Pleasant Street, Concord, N

  • Gerry Mitchell, MSW, LICSW
    Postpartum Support Coordinator
  • Fee: none
  • Telephone: 603.227.7000 Extension 4927
  • Email: gmitchel@crhc.org

Strong as a Mother
47 Enterprise Drive, Suite 1
Windham, NH

  • Meeting every other Monday from 12-1:30pm.  (Starts 12/3/18)
  • Contact Tara for more information: tara.ppds@gmail.com
  • Postpartum peer-to-peer support group.

Adjusting to motherhood can be difficult. If you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, and are experiencing any of these symptoms, WE UNDERSTAND. You are not alone.
-If you feel anxious
-If you feel hopeless
-If you are are unable to control your mood
-If you feel physically/emotionally exhausted


Finding Yourself in Motherhood
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Dover, NH

  • Group meets Thursdays 11 am – noon
  • Please contact Lyndi Sargent with questions
  • Fee: None
  • Telephone: 603.609.6964
  • Email: Lyndi.sargent@wdhospital.com
  • Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-yourself-in-motherhood-tickets-36731107732
    *Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Communication regarding cancellations due to weather and other important information happens via email based on the email provided when registering.
  • Babies are welcome and child care is available if needed. Pre-registration for childcare is required.

Becoming a mother, again or for the first time, can be joyful and challenging. If you’re not feeling quite yourself or it’s not what you expected, you’re not alone. Many women feel overwhelmed, isolated or scared at times. Talking with other moms who are experiencing the same feelings can help. Join us for our free mothers support group where you can be real, valued and understood.


Exhale: Maternal Support Group

Relief – Parenting and Respite & Resource Center
Hampton, NH
610-910-5497
Exhale is a therapeutic group for mothers of young children ages 0 – 2 years old. This group is designed to provide mothers with a safe and supportive environment to process the emotional journey of motherhood. The group integrates mindfulness techniques and cognitive behavioral skills to support you in self-expression and increase self-care in your daily life.

https://www.reliefparenting.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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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-NH 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. 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 877-944-4773, 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.

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 New Hampshire.

PSI-NH 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-NH is 77-0196208.

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