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Welcome to PSI Arizona! 

We are so glad you found us!

About Us

Who We Are

 

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. 


Our Mission and Vision

 

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.

Call Our Warmline!

 

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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  • You can call our warmline 24 hours a day at 888-434-MOMS(6667). Once you leave a message, a volunteer will call you back between 8am and 8pm.  
  • You can email the Arizona Warmline at azwarmline@gmail.com.
  • Peruse through our multitude of resources available on this site. 

Please remember that
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to provide continued training and event opportunities for local families and caregivers. Consider donating today.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Need Help Right Away?

Women's Health Innovations of Arizona

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  

Upcoming Events

"Break Through" Annual Banquet

 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! 

Click here to register

Climb Out of the Darkness Team AZ

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.

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Training

 

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. 

Register online!

http://www.cvent.com/d/6bqpt2 

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Co-sponsored by: 

Womens Health Innovations of Arizona and Dignity Health

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FREE Parenting Classes

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

(480) 237-4810

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Volunteer Training

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. 

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Interested in Volunteering?

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. 

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News

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.


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Announcements

The PSI AZ Chapter is saddened to learn of the closure of Postpartum Progress International.

 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 azwarmline@gmail.com or call our AZ Warmline at 888-434-MOMS and leave a message.

Watch List

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