Welcome to PSI Arizona!
We are so glad you found us!
Postpartum Support International (PSI) and the PSI Arizona Chapter is dedicated to providing direct peer support to families, training professionals, and providing a bridge to connect them. We're are glad you found us.
Here you will find PSI Support Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, training, and volunteer opportunities.
PSI Support Coordinators are volunteers who offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families dealing with postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and other mood disorders associated with pregnancy and postpartum.
The mission of Postpartum Support International Arizona Chapter is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every county and tribal community statewide.
It is the vision of PSI Arizona Chapter that every woman and family statewide will have access to culturally appropriate information, social support and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public.
Volunteers are here to help. These are volunteers that have been there, completely understand what you might be going through, and can help you find hope and resources to get the help you need in your area.
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Please remember that
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Your support and contributions will enable us to provide continued training and event opportunities for local families and caregivers. Consider donating today.
Do you live in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Queen Creek... (other east valley hamlets?) and need help for your perinatal depression or anxiety right away? We are here to help. Regardless of insurance or ability to pay, give us a call!" 480-339-7119
Oct. 25, 2018
We hope you will join us for our annual banquet to be held Thursday, October 25, 2018 at NOAH'S Event Venue, Chandler, AZ. This year we are pleased to announce that Sarah Barrett, Mrs. Arizona 2018, will be our guest speaker. Each year our event raises funds to help us build and sustain our programs that support moms, dads and babies. Over the past year, we have made tremendous progress and this year we look forward to another evening of inspiration, gratitude and sharing. If you are interested in donating an item or service for our silent auction or becoming an event sponsor, call or send us an email. Mark your calendar today and come be a part of the movement!
Join us November 3, 2018 at the annual Climb Out of the Darkness Walk.
Climb out of the Darkness is is committed to bring people together, united, to honor the struggle to overcome PMADs. We promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. We support moms & dads, community programs and healthcare providers.
The PMAD 2-day certification training date has been set. Join Christine Hibbert, Psych D; Michelle Lacy MA , LPC; and Arundhuti Kundu, MD on
February 27-28, 2019.
This two-day course, taught by expert and engaging faculty, uses a thorough, evidence-based curriculum designed for psychiatrists, nurses, physicians,
social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support
providers, and anyone interested in building skills for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.
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Womens Health Innovations of Arizona and Dignity Health
Parenting classes are facilitated by specially trained perinatal coaches at The Pregnancy Care Center of Gilbert.
Classes are held each Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 with time to browse the Boutique. Mom's, dad's and support people welcome.
894 E. Warner RD. Ste. 103
Gilbert, AZ 85296
There is a FREE online course, designed for AZ home visitors, available to everyone. Those who would like to volunteer with the PSI AZ Chapter who have not already attended the 2-day professional training, PMADs: Components of Care, are asked to take this online course and submit your Certificate of Completion.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with PSI-AZ. Our organization is made up of volunteers and we'd love to have you.
We value your time and energy and would like to get some initial information from you to see where you may fit best within our organization.
Please fill out the volunteer form located here. Once you submit, our committee lead will be in touch with you. We thank you in advance for your interest. We look forward to meeting with you.
From KVOA in Tucson:
A local Tucson nurse, Sarah Barrett, was just crowned Mrs. Arizona.
She is using her platform to raise awareness for postpartum depression, a cause with personal meaning.
Wendy Davis, Executive Director of PSI and Ann Smith, President of PSI share their thoughts:
Here's our position and recommendation: There is a lot of sadness, confusion, and grieving right now, and we open our arms to any of you or your local (or virtual) mamas who are grieving. It will take time for everything to sort out. It is a time to use empathy and continue to do the good work you do. PSI tries to serve all mothers and families suffering with PMDs to bring support and hope, educate providers effectively to treat this illness, and form a bridge to connect the two. We are a national and international organization. As such, we try to understand and reach out to many, many different communities. We hope to do so in a culturally competent way that values and celebrates differences such that all families feel supported and helped. We are here together, working for the same goal - to raise awareness, reduce stigma, support Moms, dads and families, and improve provider capacity.
If you would like to correspond with a PMAD advocate in AZ, please email email@example.com or call our AZ Warmline at 888-434-MOMS and leave a message.
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