WELCOME TO THE MAINE 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.
MAINE STATE CO-COORDINATOR: MARTHA J. BARRY, PH.D.
ENGLISH AND SPANISH
PO Box 10593
Portland, ME 04104
MAINE STATE CO-COORDINATOR: LINDA BOARDMAN
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.
Postpartum Adjustment Support Group Portland
Telephone: Peg Bradstreet 662-2827
Wednesdays 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Maine Medical Center Family Birth Center
Having a baby is a joyous time for most women, but it is also common for new mothers to feel sad, lonely, afraid, or anxious after childbirth. Sometimes it helps to talk with another woman who is experiencing similar feelings. You are not alone! Join us weekly for support and education.
For information and location call Peg
Midcoast Support Group Rockport
Thursday mornings 10:30 – 12:00
Have you recently had a baby? Are you feeling happy and sad or nervous and overwhelmed?
Pregnancy and your baby’s birth may include some unexpected “highs and lows”.This informal group provides support and information for mothers during this confusing time.
Infants and young babies are welcome
Pen Bay OBGyn / Women’s Health Center
3 Glen Cove Drive
Rt 1, Rockport, Me 04856
Telephone: Wendelanne 596-8955
Support group sponsored by Penobscot Bay Medical Center
For more information, please call Wendelanne
New Mother’s Support Group
Mid Coast Hospital
4th Thursday of the month
Southern Maine Medical Center
Free Prenatal & Postpartum Depression Telephone Support
SMMC provides free support by phone for women experiencing emotional difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. We will listen, encourage and provide community resources.
Please note that this is not a ‘hot-line’ number – Someone will return your call within one hour – All calls are confidential. If you feel that you’re in crisis, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
No listings available. Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.
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.
PSI is run solely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.