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Postpartum Support International
6706 SW 54th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
The Postpartum Support International (PSI) is a non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to increasing awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes women often experience during pregnancy and after the birth of a baby. Established in 1987, PSI is an international network that focuses on postpartum mental health and social support. PSI’s objectives are to provide current information to members on the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; to advocate research into the cause (etiology), diagnosis, and treatment of postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; to provide education about mental health issues of childbearing; to address legal and insurance coverage issues; to encourage collaboration with related organizations, to encourage health care professional participation in PSI; to encourage the formation of new groups; and to sponsor an annual PSI conference to review progress on achieving these objectives. Consisting of 300 members, PSI produces educational materials including a self-titled brochure, audio visual aids, and a regular newsletter. Program activities include a support group, patient advocacy, networking, education, and referrals.
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