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PSI VOLUNTEERS We can't do it without you!
PSI's annual volunteer meeting was held Saturday, October 16th. The meeting was an opportunity for our peer support volunteers to gather and reflect on the past year, while also keeping an eye to the future. PSI programs represented included English and Spanish HelpLine, Support Coordinators, Peer Mentors, Facebook Group Administrators, Support Group Facilitators and Climb out of the Darkness Leaders. "It's so important to create time to be together and really honor the experiences of our volunteers," said Carrie Banks, PSI's Volunteer Services Director. "The majority of those who volunteer in our programs are called to this work through their own lived experiences with perinatal mental health challenges. The ability to turn that difficult experience into purpose, helping those currently struggling, is so powerful and can also further the healing process for survivors." PSI is so grateful to our hundreds of volunteers who help families every single day. Peer support is such an integral part of PSI's mission and volunteers are the very heart of that work.
We would not be able to provide the services to help-seekers every day without our committed volunteers.
PSI State Chapters advance the mission of PSI on the state level and help to build systems that support families while also increasing access to education and treatment for perinatal mental health. Chapter leaders work to raise awareness, create resources, and advocate for change. Several of our State Chapters are currently recruiting board members. If you are interested in learning more about open positions, please reach out to the email below
Act Now to Secure Critical Investments in Maternal Mental Health
Negotiations on President Biden's Build Back Better Act are continuing. The act is a large funding bill that establishes programs and modifies provisions in a broad array of areas, including education, health care, labor, the environment, taxes, and immigration. The package was approximately $3.5 trillion in the House that will likely be scaled back due to opposition from key legislators in the Senate who oppose a package of this size. This will force hard choices about which provisions remain and which are cut.
It is now more crucial than ever to elevate the urgent importance of ensuring the maternal health and maternal mental health provisions are not removed or scaled back in the final Build Back Better Act.
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.
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) September 2021 You can find the full list of PMH-C recipients HERE