Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-NM is the New Mexico 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 Mexico.

  • 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-NM 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-NM Coordinator or Support Group:

Susan Aguayo
Central and Southern New Mexico (including Albuquerque)
505-603-2988 TEXT OR CALL
Susan offers help in English and Spanish.

Tamara Gardner
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County
505-585-1053 TEXT OR CALL

PSI is seeking Coordinators to help provide information, support and local resource referrals to those struggling in New Mexico. If you are interested in this volunteer role, please reach out to Melissa Bentley at coordinators@postpartum.net.

Kassy’s Kause Sharing Hope Support Group
When: 4th Thursday of every month 6:00pm-7:oopm
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St. NE
Infants welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.
For more info contact: 505-603-2988

Many Mothers
Neighbor-to-neighbor support for families with infants.
Fee: None
Telephone: 866.816.7613 or 505.983.5984

Postpartum Support Group
Las Cruces
When: Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the Month, from 6-7:30pm (starting in January 2013)
For: Expectant Mothers in the Third Trimester to Baby’s First Birthday
Where: Women’s Resource Center at Mountain View Medical Complex, Suite 404
Who: Sponsored by Tresco TOTS and Mountain View Hospital
Please contact Jane Bloom, LMHC
Telephone: 575-621-7520

United Way of Santa Fe County
Preparing the Way Prenatal Group
Location: 3164 Agua Fria St. Santa Fe, NM
Date: Every other Thursday 4:30 to 6 (we provide free dinner and childcare)
Please Call 505-819-5483 to register for free childcare. Hablamos Espanol!

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-NM 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.


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 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.

Please stay tuned for an update about how COVID-19 will affect scheduling.
Write to orrinbanta@postpartum.net for more information

September 8-10, 2021– Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
Faculty: TBD

Advanced Trainings: 
September 10, 2021 – Advanced Psychotherapy Training
September 10, 2021 – Advanced Psychopharmacology Training

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 Mexico.

PSI-NM 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-NM is 77-0196208.

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Susan Aguayo, Liaison

Jennifer Williams, Chair

Martha Tiryaki, Treasurer

Rachel Brunacini, Secretary

Pilar Sanjuan, Vice-Chair

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