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PSI NEWS

BIG NEWS!

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MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE:
Launching Early 2022

It is with great excitement we announce that PSI has been awarded a landmark contract to operate the first-ever Maternal Mental Health Hotline by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The Hotline, legislated by Congress and funded by HRSA, will launch in early 2022 and will be available 24/7, 365 days-a-year, in English and Spanish, via voice, text, and web chat. 

PSI is excited to increase support to families all over the US by providing this essential resource to all pregnant and postpartum individuals.  As you know, PSI is continually working to bridge the gap between the mental health needs of new parents and the resources and support they so desperately need. We are grateful to now be able to provide Help-seekers with the support they need, at the right time, with the right tools and resources.

As you can imagine this is an exciting time at PSI, and we will continue to update you as plans develop. 

We also want to thank every PSI donor, volunteer, staff member, advocate, bill sponsor, partner, and congressperson. You made the dream of a Maternal Mental Health Hotline a reality.  For that, we are forever grateful.

 


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MIND THE GAP for PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

Historic Investments to Improve Maternal Health and Perinatal Mental Health Have Passed a Big Hurdle

The Energy & Commerce Committee has approved historic investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act to save moms’ lives, end racial and ethnic maternal health disparities, and provide robust funding for maternal mental health equity grant programs in the Build Back Better Act. 
 

Sign up for the PSI Mind the Gap Newsletter


 

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WE NEED YOU!
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We are in need in the following state/areas:

Arizona Kentucky Pennsylvania
Arkansas Massachusetts British Columbia
Georgia New York Manitoba
Indiana Oklahoma Nova Scotia
 
Also, looking for specialized support coordinators in the following areas: Colic, Pregnancy & Infant Loss, Surrogate Carriers
 

If you are interested and want to learn more view the full list and apply.


 

NEW SUPPORT GROUP

New! Perinatal Mental Health Support for Special Needs or for Medically Fragile Parenting

2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT

This peer support group provides a safe and supportive place for sharing feelings and challenges commonly experienced when navigating the unexpected outcome of having a newborn with medical complications or special needs through the first year postpartum. Logistics of care, juggling medical and therapy appointments, and unique support needs can create an isolating and overwhelming experience. This group is for parents struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety during this time. Come share, connect and learn. You are not alone.

We are here to help. Register today

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ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

Come as you are and join other parents in one of our many online support groups.  The environment is very casual, and babies and children are welcome. You are not alone, and we are here for you. 

For a full list of Online Support Groups or to register visit our page here.

Download or view the support group weekly schedule


 

CLIMB OUT OF THE DARKNESS

Anyone interested in Leading a 2022 Climb team(aka hosting a Climb) event in your area can begin the process by filling out the Climb Leader Interest Form.  It only takes a minute!
 

2-DAY COMPONENTS OF CARE AND ADVANCED TRAINING

All training dates offer the 2-day Components of Care, Advanced Psychotherapy, and Advanced Psychopharmacology (unless marked)

Online Trainings

In-Person Trainings 2022

 


CONGRATULATIONS PMH-C RECIPIENTS

We welcomed 82 new PMH-C's in August 2021.  

Do you have questions about the PMH-C? PSI hosts a monthly call where we can answer your questions! The PMH-C call is the perfect time to have questions answered about qualifications, exam preparation, trainings, etc.

Join us for the FAQ Chat on Zoom First Friday @ 1 pm PST/4EST  Register for the call here. 

We are now offering the option to have a professionally printed version of your PMH-C certificate. The certificate is for those providers who have already passed the PMH-C exam, and are PMH-C Certified.  Visit the store to order

 

Perinatal Mental Health Certificate (PMH-C)
August 2021

You can find the full list of PMH-C recipients HERE

United States
AZ Laurie Cathers IN  Melody Miller-Hufstedler NC Heather Herman
AZ Diane Palacios IN  Kristin Snyder OH  Ashley Germann
CA  Lindsey Provencher IN  Kaitlin King OH  Andrea Raimey
CA  Rachel Herndon IN  Angela Watts OH  Angela Banks-Mason
CA  Anna Grauerholz IN  Julianna Holmes OH Heather Olds
CA  Melinda Kiely IN  Sarah Harber OR Siri Michel-Midelfort
CA  Brittany Stouffer IN  Melinda Davis OR Margaret Keicher
CA  Erika Camez IA Erin Thiemann OR Pamela Rossio
CA  Christy Zail LA Alexandra Benoit OR Jessica Schultz
CO  Sarah Schadewald MD Lora Speake PA Sara Fried
CO Abigail LaVoo MA  Danielle Kornacki PA Shanna Williams
CT Megan Turner MA  Samantha Johnston PA LaToya Hamm
DC Christian Greene MA  Allison Kitson PA Ritika Baweja
FL  Maron Sabol MN Lindsay Plumer TX Rose Yang
FL  Amy Teumer MN Johanna Zabawa TX Cristina Flores
FL  Kyra Adams MO  Taiye Popoola TX Amber Simpson
GA Kelsey Mizell MT Stephanie Bauch TX LeAnna Coulter
GA Sunita Gupta NH Samantha Palmer TX Brooke Wilson
GA Amanda Thomas NJ Lauren Deibler Gorman UT Ian Hancock
ID Yvonne Olivo NJ Tova McCall VT Alicia Lamonda
IL  Joanna Griffin NY Leesia Nee VT Chelsea Blackwell
IL  Alexia Evangelodimos NY Seethalakshmi Ramanathan VT Jin Li Chan
IL  Melissa O'Connor NY Sharon Itkoff Nacache VT Allison Hansen
IL  Eden Himidian NY Alexandra Rubin VA Priya Tahim
IL  Elizabeth Jolliff NY Helen Epstein VA Susan Rodriguez
IL  Melissa Shikany NY Lauren Dorman      
Canada
BC Jennifer Baker ON  Bethany Smith      
MB Amy Rabe ON  Whitney Taylor      
Cayman Islands
Marissa Paquin
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