Welcome. We’re so glad you are here.

PSI-TN is the Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

  • 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-TN 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 Support Coordinator:

Cherished Mom
Kristina Dulaney
Northeastern Tennessee
423-742-6739 TEXT OR CALL
support@cherishedmom.org

Lauri Lee Roseberry
Northeastern Tennessee
‪865-268-9608‬ TEXT OR CALL
psi.laurilee@gmail.com

Ashley Musikar
Southeastern Tennessee
423-521-5093 TEXT OR CALL
amusikar.psi@gmail.com
Ashley is on leave until July. In her absence, please reach out to Katie Parker.

Amy Green
Middle Tennessee

Elise Scott
Nashville and Surrounding Areas
615-852-6884 TEXT OR CALL
elisescott89@gmail.com

Katie Parker
Western Tennessee, including Memphis
423-521-0531 TEXT OR CALL
Katie.Parker.tnpsi@gmail.com

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

Other Resources:

Jefferson City

Free support group
Fourth Sunday night of each month
Location: LOC resources
1179 N Highway 92, Jefferson City TN 37760
Contact Leanne Potts 865-776-6633
Babes in arms are welcome.

Johnson City

Cherished Mom Perinatal Support Group
2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 6pm
Location: Johnson City Public Library
100 W Millard St, Johnson City, TN 37604
Contact:  support@cherishedmom.org or 423-491-5076 (call or text)
More info

Nashville

New Mom Wellness Group
A Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Support Group

  • EVERY WEDNESDAY
  • 1pm at Ready Nest Counseling (starting February 6th, 2019)
  • 2021 21st Ave S, Suite 410, Nashville, TN 37212
  • For more info: info@readynestcounseling.com
  • Lap babies welcome!
  • Group resumes in FEBRUARY 2019

Brentwood

New Mom Wellness Group
A Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Support Group

  • MEETS EVERY 2ND OR 3RD TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH (TIMES BELOW):
  • Dates: Jan – Dec. 2019. Jan 15th, Feb 12th, Mar 12th, April 9, May 14, June 4th, July 9, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, and Dec 10.
  • Time: 11:00AM-12:15PM
  • Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027
    (Meets in Room 2010 Connection Center)
  • For Prenatal and Postpartum Support, Lap Babies Welcome!
  • For more information, email CarlySamudreCounseling@gmail.com

Mount Juliet

New Mom Wellness Group
A Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Support Group

Memphis

Rattled

  • Tuesday evenings from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Universal Parenting Place at the Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women.
  • 6225 Humphreys Blvd, Memphis TN 38120
  • Facilitated by an RN IBCLC
  • For more information please contact Pamela Sere, Program Coordinator (901) 227-9873.

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.

mom looking out window

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-TN 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.

Climb Out Of The Darkness 2019

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 800-944-4773, 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.

Upcoming 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 Tennessee.

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

The Tennessee Chapter of Postpartum Support International’s mission is to educate, advocate and collaborate to promote the emotional and mental health wellbeing of prenatal, postpartum mothers, their families, and support systems through awareness and connection to treatment in Tennessee.

PSI-TN is a working board aiming to both identify resources as well as to encourage the creation of new resources in the community and to improve access to these resources for all families.

We are in search of new board members who are passionate about supporting us to achieve our mission.

If you’re interested in applying for the PSI-TN Board, please contact us at tennessee.psi@gmail.com for an application for more information

Criteria/Expectations:

  • Willing to serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms as an elected member (or serve some portion thereof if appointed to fill the remainder of a vacant, unexpired term)
  • Committed to attending board meetings for one hour each month, which are held Monday evenings, at 7:30CST/8:30EST on the fourth week of each month, excluding December.
  • Willing to actively participate in one or more committees and carry out appropriate assignments outside of monthly board meetings (on average four to eight hours/month)
  • Willing to serve as an officer of the board or in other leadership roles
  • Attend at least one fundraising event per year (currently remote)
  • Act as an ambassador for PSI-TN in a formal and informal capacity throughout the community

Targeted functions and networking for board candidates:

  • Office of secretary (keeps minutes at meetings, receives applications for scholarships to events)
  • Office of treasurer
  • Grant writing experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Printing – paper goods, promotional material
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