Postpartum Support International


Postpartum Support International (PSI) is 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 increase awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting individuals, their families, and support systems in all areas of Tennessee.

Our Vision is that all pregnant and postpartum individuals and their families, including those from underserved communities, will have access to perinatal support, mental health/healthcare providers, education, and resources to improve overall well-being through advocacy, training, and increased awareness of perinatal mental health.

Not pictured:
Cara Ahme, Vice Chair/Secretary

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 for an application for more information


  • 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

Want to make a difference in Tennessee?

Become a member or donate today!

PSI relies on members and contributions from the community to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of maternal mental health issues related to childbearing.

All memberships are tax-deductible.

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Become a PSI-TN Volunteer

There are many ways to help and volunteer with PSI, and we would love to have you join us. All are welcome at PSI! Survivors, mental health professionals, doulas, clinicians, and anyone else interested and passionate about raising awareness about perinatal mental health can volunteer through the chapter in order to give back to their local communities.

PSI Chapters are made up of a variety of local advocates and stakeholders who further the mission of PSI on a grassroots level. Chapters work on a wide range of initiatives that they develop based on their communities needs. While some chapters may focus on passing legislation, others may create a robust network of peer support groups, and all chapters provide scholarships for PSI trainings and events.

Contact the Chapter to find out about volunteer opportunities near you. Explore other volunteer opportunities on the PSI website.


PSI-TN offers scholarships for PSI perinatal mental health trainings and conferences.

Please contact the Chapter for more information.

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