Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.
PSI headquarters is located in Portland Oregon and has members all over the world, including volunteer coordinators in every one of the United States and in more than 36 other countries. PSI disseminates information and resources through its volunteer coordinators, website and annual conference. Its goal is to provide current information, resources, education, and to advocate for further research and legislation to support perinatal mental health.
Need Help? Call the Warm Line! 1.800.944.4773
The PSI Warmline is a toll-free telephone number anyone can call to get basic information, support, and resources. IT IS NOT AN EMERGENCY HOTLINE! If you need to speak with someone immediately, there are several hotlines available. Check out the website to find resources, a support group in your area or to speak with a volunteer coordinator.
- Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
- Suicide Prevention Hotline-1-800-273-8255. Call for yourself or someone you care about; free and confidential; network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide; available 24/7. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org