Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-OR is the Oregon 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 Oregon.

  • 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 Coordinator or Local Support Group:

JENNIFER BARNES
Portland Area
971-217-8244  TEXT OR CALL
Jbarnespdx@gmail.com

EDEN SWARTZ 
Portland Area 
541-699-1430  TEXT OR CALL
edenmamayoga@gmail.com

SARAH WORT & KATHERINE PETERSON
Lincoln, Marion & Polk Counties

COMPASS Perinatal Peer Support
971-301-2678  TEXT OR CALL
compasspps@gmail.com

ADELINE HOLTER
Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson and Wheeler Counties
877-831-1535 TEXT OR CALL
adeline@themomevolution.com
Adeline is on leave. In her absence, please reach out to Jessica Schultz.

CSILLA ANDOR
Corvallis Area
English and Hungarian Support
541-231-4343 TEXT OR CALL
csilla@fourth-trimester.com
Website

TAMARA HUGHES
Lane County
541-510-2353 TEXT OR CALL
hughescounseling11@gmail.com

SARAH CAIRO
Lane County
541-513-4638 TEXT OR CALL
sarahcairo@ymail.com

If your area is not listed above, then please reach out to Jessica Schultz.

JESSICA SCHULTZ
Statewide
541-520-4761 TEXT OR CALL
jessica@nschultz.name

Baby Blues Connection
Portland Area
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Telephone, Email, and Group Support
Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Groups. Call or visit website for more information and locations.
Library Loan Program, Brochures, Free on-going groups led by trained volunteers.
Public lectures, Seminars, and Presentations: Free or for Fee
Free referral to professionals, Free education classes
Training for professionals and volunteers
Telephone: 800-557-8375
Email Website

Compass Perinatal Peer Support
Serving Marion & Polk Counties
Time: Weekly on Friday mornings. Please call for details.
Tel: (971) 301-2159
Email: compasspps@gmail.com
Coordinators: Sarah Wort
compasspps.com

WellMama Oregon Maternal Mental Health & Support Services
Eugene
Free ongoing phone support:
24-hr message line (800) 896-0410
Free on-going email support
info@wellmamaoregon.org
Website Email

WellMama Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Services
Linn and Benton Counties
Public lectures and Seminars: Free or for fee
Resources & Referrals
Training for professionals and volunteers
Contact: Csilla Andor
Telephone: (541) 231-4343
Website

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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-OR 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 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 Oregon.

PSI-OR 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-OR is 77-0196208.

Sarah Wort, Liaison/Treasurer
Heather Gray, Chair
Angie Fitzpatrick, At-large
Katherine Peterson, Oregon PSI Coordinators Liaison
Sophie Grow, At-large
Jessica Schultz, Secretary

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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