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Kentucky

Resource Guide:

WELCOME TO THE KENTUCKY 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

KENTUCKY STATE CO-COORDINATOR: DEBORAH KARSNITZ, DNP, CNM
LOUISVILLE
Faculty Frontier Nursing University
Telephone: 502-541-1818
Email: deborah.karsnitz@frontier.edu

KENTUCKY STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Rachel O’Farrell LCSW, MPH, CCLS
LEXINGTON
Telephone: 859-940-7684
Email: burkerm24@yahoo.com

KENTUCKY STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Audrey Denton
Owensboro
Telephone: 270-869-4705
Email: audreydenton2080@yahoo.com


 KENTUCKY 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)
LOUISVILLE—THE CRISIS AND INFORMATION CENTER: 502-589-4313
LEXINGTON—BLUEGRASS REGIONAL HEALTH: 800-928-8000
ASHLAND—PATHWAYS INC OF ASHLAND: 800-562-8909
BOWLING GREEN—LIFE SKILLS HELPLINE: 502-843-4357 OR 800-223-8913
CORBIN—CORBIN EMERGENCY SERVICES: 606-528-7010
ELIZABETHTOWN—CRISIS LINE: 502-769-1304 OR 800-641-4673
HAZARD—KY RIVER COMMUNITY CARE: 800-262-7491
HOPKINSVILLE—CRISIS LINE: 502-886-5163
OWENSBORO—RIVER VALLEY BEHAVIORAL: 502-684-9466
PRESTONBURG—HELPLINE: 800-422-1060


 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.

Postpartum Support Kentuckiana
Postpartum Support Kentuckiana is a non-proofit organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal (prenatal and postpartum) mood and anxiety disorders in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana area. PSK was founded in 2006 to increase awareness, create access to treatment, and reduce stigma of perinatal mood disorders.
Warmline: 502-541-1818  Website:  http://www.postpartumsupportkentuckiana.com/

Postpartum Support Group
Thursday Mornings 11am to 12pm
Interested parties will participate in a pre-group phone interview prior to attending the group.
Call 502-899-6220 to register


 EVENTS

No listings available. 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.