WELCOME TO THE MARYLAND RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators 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. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.
You will see the term “perinatal” in these pages. We use perinatal to mean the time during pregnancy, birth, and through the first year postpartum.
PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: MARTHA OGBURN, RN, MS
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: JOY TWESIGYE RN, MS, NP
On leave this summer
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: NADIA MONROE
College Park, MD
MARYLAND STATE CO-COORDINATOR: LINDSEY ROSA
MARYLAND EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE:
In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.
Moms Matter Postpartum Depression Support Group
Free group for those coping with postpartum depression or anxiety. Facilitated by a registered nurse and mental health counselor. Infants in arms are welcome!
Time: 3:30-5:00PM 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Excluding holidays.
106 Bow Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Weekly Support Group
Montgomery General Hospital
Postpartum Family Services
Contact Anne M. Waller, LCSW-C
New Mothers Postpartum Support Group
Every Monday Morning, beginning 1/12/09
10:00 -11:30 a.m.
at Montgomery General Hospital
18101 Prince Philip Drivve
Registration is required.
Telephone: 301-774-8881, #3
Contact: Gina Keefe APRN-PMH
Ever wonder if you are the only one feeling stressed and alone
now that a baby has joined your family? Wasn’t it supposed to
be easier? If you are finding yourself feeling sad, anxious,
angry or irritable, group support can help! Our group is led by 2
therapists who specialize in the postpartum period.
Babies are welcome.
Postpartum Depression Support Group
Holy Cross Resource Center
9805 Dameron Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Time: First & Third Sunday of each month
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
A program of the Child Center and Adult Services, Inc. provides free home-based mental health therapy for unindsured and Medicaid Montgomery County residents with prenatal and postpartum depression.
For more information call Nancy Ebb
Prenatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Risk Factors, Identification and Treatment
June 1, 2012 9:00 - 12:15
A Continuing Education Program for Mental Health Professionals
Child Center and Adult Services, Inc.
Gilchrist Center, Johns Hopkins University at Shady Grove
Barbara Byers, MD, MPH
Nancy Ebb, JD, LCSW-C
Untreated prenatal and postpartum depression can fuel higher-risk pregnancies and put both mother and baby at risk for long-term harm. Early assessment, identification and intervention make a significant difference in mitigating the risk. Presenters will increase participants’ ability to:
• Recognize risk factors for perinatal mood disorders and understand the consequences when such disorders go untreate
• Screen for and assess prenatal and postpartum mood disorders
• Understand pharmacological approaches to treating mood disorders during pregnancy, postpartum and lactation
• Successfully treat such conditions through psychotherapy
• Link women with social supports and community resources that help them recover
For Registration information visit our website. Registration Fee is $ 50.00
Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.
UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: PSI is run solely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.