Postpartum Support International

About Postpartum Support International

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.