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Indiana

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE INDIANA 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

INDIANA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: BIRDIE MEYER, RN, MA
Perinatal Mood Disorders Program
Indiana University Women’s Health Services
1701 N. Senate Blvd.,Room A3308
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Telephone: 317.962.8191
Email: bmeyer@postpartum.net

INDIANA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: BRITTANY WAGGONER, MSN, CNS, RN
Hendricks Regional Health
100 E Main Street
Danville, IN 46122
Telephone: 317-718-4018 for group information
Telephone: 317-718-2948 Office
Email 

INDIANA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: SARA POLLARD, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Mental Health Consultant
Nurse-Family Partnership®
Email: rnssp74@netzero.net

INDIANA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: KATHY JAMES, LCSW
Mishawaka
Email:  kathyjameslcsw@yahoo.com

 


INDIANA 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:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Indiana University Health Perinatal Mood Disorders Program
Fee: none
Telephone: 317.962.8191
Birdie Meyer, RN, MA, CLC & Sara Pollard, MSN, RN, PMHNP
Email: bmeyer@postpartum.net

Beyond the Baby Blues: Postpartum Support Group
When: Every Monday from 11am-12pm
Where: Community North Hospital, 4th Floor, Education room 4003
No cost, registration is not required.  You are welcome to bring your baby.
For more information contact Lindsay Wasik, MSW, LCSW at 317-621-9213
Email: lwasik@ecommunity.com

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Support Group
St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children
Fee: none
Miranda Wahnsiedler MSN, AGCNS, RNC-OB, Group Facilitator
Telephone: 812-485-6016 for more information
Meets every Thursday (except holidays) @ 12-1pm and 5-6pm
Hospital for Women & Children Gift Conference Room
3700 Washington Ave Evansville, IN 47750
Babies/significant others are welcome
Additional information on times and locations stmarys.org/classes

Community Health Network Indianapolis
Fee: none
Telephone: 317.621.7828
Marcia Boring, MSW, LCSW
Email

Let There be Light
Creating hope and connections for women struggling with  unexpected emotional symptoms during or after pregnancy.
Second Tuesday of Every Month
Location:  Providence Mennonite Church
4738 US-50 Montgomery IN 47558
Call our warmline: (812) 254-8620 x 1347 with questions
Child care available
Light Refreshments
Led by Women’s  Health Center, Nurses of the Daviess Community Hosptial

Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis
Jean Crane, MA, LMHC
Support Group meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 11am
610 E. Southport Rd. Ste 100
Telephone: 317-782-6503

Hendricks Regional Health Danville
Catherine Farthing, MSW,LSW
Jenni Russell, MSW, LSW
Telephone: 317-718-0418
Email

Memorial Hospital South Bend
Fee: None
Telephone: 574-647-3243
Phone support and referrals

Lutheran Hospital Fort Wayne
Fee: none
Telephone: 260.435.7069
Michelle DeArmond RN BS, IBCLC

Lafayette 
Support goup
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Kathyry Weil Center
Fee: none
Telephone:  765-449-5133

Valparaiso
Beyond the Blues; NWI Peer Support Group
Natalie Ladra
Telephone: 219-331-1945


EVENTS

PSI’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care

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.

Faculty: Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN, MA; Sara Pollard, MSN, RN, PMHNP; Amy Ricke, MD

  • When

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Friday, October 27, 2017
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time
  • Where

    Indiana Univeristy Health Methodist Hospital
    Conference Center
    1801 North Senate Boulevard
    DG 422 A, B, & C
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

    For More information and Registration 

  • 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.