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PSI-TX is the Texas 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 increase awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting individuals, their families, and support systems in all areas of Texas.

The Vision of PSI-TX is that All pregnant and postpartum individuals and their families in Texas, 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 PMADs.

  • 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. 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 support group, we are here to help.

Find a local PSI Volunteer:

To connect with one of the Local PSI Volunteers near you, complete this form and they will reach out to you within 48 hours.

Other PSI Resources

  • Chat with an Expert

    Join our weekly call and talk with a PSI expert about symptoms, resources, treatment options and more.

  • Join our PPD Forum

    We’ve partnered with @smartpatientscommunity, an online forum for women affected by #PPD.

We do not offer crisis management services. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Additional Resources: National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Williamson County Crisis Hotline: 512-255-1212 or 1-800-460-7233
Travis County Crisis Hotline: 512-472-HELP

 

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?

Join us in our work to improve maternal mental health in Texas! Make a tax-deductible donation today.

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

Your donations help to:

  • Promote awareness of maternal mental health in Texas
  • Increase training and education of local professionals
  • Provide direct support to local moms and families

Contact us if you have any questions about membership. All memberships are tax-deductible.

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.  Learn More.

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 1-877-499-4773 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

The mission of Postpartum Support International, Texas Chapter (PSI-TX) is to increase awareness, education,  prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting individuals, their families, and support systems in all areas of Texas.

PSI-TX 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-TX is 77-0196208.

April Thomas-Kenney-President
Becki Willis-LPC-PMH-C-Secretary
Bina Bird-Education and Training
Camille Goulding- Treasurer
Cira Mollings Puentes-Board Member at Large
Dessica Willis-Peer Support Chair & Advocacy Liaison
Emily Morehead-Fundraising Chair
Khadijah Johnson-Vice President & PMHA-POC Liaison
Lisa Williams-Diversity and Inclusion Chair & PMHA-POC Liaison
Lynsey Lomeli- Board Member at Large
Metzli Navarro Gonzalez-Board Member at Large
Shayla Sanders-Skeen-Liaison (on leave)

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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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