PSI state chapters provide structure to the states for collaboration, education, and support.
For over 30 years, PSI Coordinators have provided a connection for women and their families with state and local resources. In January 2014 the Postpartum Support International (PSI) board of directors voted unanimously to start the process of developing PSI state chapters.
State chapters serve as a vehicle to support, enhance, and honor the dedicated work of state PSI coordinators and serve as a bridge between providers who help families navigate the many faces of perinatal mood disorders and the women and families themselves.
The philosophy of PSI State Chapters is built on supporting and encouraging all within the state structure to come together for the greater cause of helping women and their families. There are many right ways to support women and families. With open dialogue and sharing about services and practices, PSI state chapters foster innovative practices and ideas that can then be shared between state chapters.
By providing a local grassroots way for moms to volunteer and give back to their local communities, the state chapter provides a framework to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and provide connection to resources that help with education, support, and advocacy. It is a way for advocates, providers, and families to come together, share ideas, improve services and support each other.
The map below shows states that have a state chapter in place. The process of becoming a chapter is easy and just takes a few dedicated people to get started. PSI provides the framework and step-by-step instructions for getting started, and we are here to talk with anyone who wants to know more about getting their PSI state chapter started.
If you have any questions or would like to connect with others in your state, please email email@example.com.