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Virginia

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE VIRGINIA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Support 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 are volunteers who 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.

 PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

VIRGINIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: ADRIENNE GRIFFEN
Email: adrienne.griffen@gmail.com
703-243-2904

VIRGINIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: MCKENZIE CASAD, LCSW
Richmond/Fredricksburg
Email
757-553-2780

Postpartum Support Virginia provides hope and help for new mothers.
Includes listings of support groups, telephone volunteers, and mental health professionals who treat women with postpartum mood disorders.
Email | Website


VIRGINIA 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)

Suicide hotlines throughout the state (listed by County)
http://suicidehotlines.com/virginia.html

Community Service Boards (listed by County)
http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/SVC-CSBs.asp


VIRGINIA 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.
Talking with other women who have experienced postpartum depression can be extremely helpful. Support groups offer the opportunity to validate experiences, share coping strategies, and gain support and encouragement.

The volunteers running peer support groups all have firsthand experience with postpartum depression, either personally or with a family member. However, these volunteers are NOT medical professionals and therefore cannot give professional advice, diagnose, prescribe, or in any way treat postpartum mood disorders. Support groups are an adjunct to — not a replacement for — medical treatment. Those with medical, mental, or personal issues are strongly urged to seek advice from physicians and/or mental health professionals.

Please contact the support group leader directly for more information about the group

Arlington
Virginia Hospital Center
2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings of the month
JaLynn Tiffany, 312-952-6438, jtiffany@postpartumva.org

Alexandria
Fairlington United Methodist Church
2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of the month
Bethany Vanderbilt, alexandria@postpartumva.org

Chantilly
Nova Birth Services
2nd and 4th Thursday mornings
Katie Tolbert, chantilly@postpartumva.org

Fairfax
INOVA Health Source
1st and 3rd Wednesday mornings of the month
Melanie Brezovsky, 703-622-9559, mbrezovsky@postpartumva.org
Marissa Konell, 571-353-1538, mkonell@postpartumva.org

Fredericksburg
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Headquarters Branch on Caroline Street
3rd Thursday evenings of the month
Rebecca Fulcher, rfulcher@postpartumva.org

Forest
Centra Medical Group Women’s Center
2nd Wednesday evening of the month
Rhonda Turner, 434-847-8035 or 434-385-8948, rturner@postpartumva.org

Harrisonburg
UPPS and DOWNS: Understanding Pregnancy and Postpartum Stress and Depression : Offering Women Needed Support.
Sentara RMH Funkhouser Women’s Health Center
4th Thursday evening of the month
Teresa Oliver, RN
RHM Health Sources, 540-564-7200
Calendar of events

Lynchburg
Womens’ Health Services of Central Virginia
4th Wednesday evening of the month
Rhonda Turner, 434-847-8035 or 434-385-8948, rturner@postpartumva.org

Lynchburg
Wyndhurst Counseling Center
2nd and 4th Monday evenings of the month
Jilyane Luckey, jluckey@postpartumva.org

Manassas
Prince William Medical Center — Hylton Birthing Center Conference Room
1st and 3rd Friday mornings of the month
Nancy Sonnenberg, 703-369-8649

Norfolk
Norfolk Public Library: Larchmont Branch
1st Wednesday evening of every month
Laura Shields, 757-388-3350,  SNGHVolunteers@postpartumva.org

Portsmouth – Military member and dependents
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center –  Social Work Conference Room, Building 3, 4th floor
2nd and 4th Thursdays mornings of the month
Kimberly Barnard-Bracey, 757-953-5861 

Richmond
Cypress Counseling
3rd Friday morning of the month
McKenzie Casad, 757-553-2780, mcasad@postpartumva.org 

Stafford
Life Wellness Center on Garrisonville Road
1st Thursday evening of the month
Rebecca Fulcher, rfulcher@postpartumva.org

Virginia Beach
Kempsville Presbyterian Church
4th Wednesday evening of the month
Ann Warnock-Beaver, 757-971-7264, abeavers@postpartumva.org

Virginia Beach
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
1st Tuesday morning of the month and 3rd Tuesday evening of the month
Mary Clement, 757-656-5772, mclement@postpartumva.org

Williamsburg
Williamsburg Regional Library on Scotland Street
2nd Tuesday morning of the month
Diana McSpadden, 757-349-6441, dmcspadden@postpartumva.org

Long Distance Resources.  Can’t find someone to talk to close to home?  Several resources are available online or via phone:

  • Chat With An Expert offers weekly phone-in sessions with mental health professionals.
  • Daily Hope is an inspirational weekday series of quotes and messages designed to provide gentle guidance through postpartum depression and/or anxiety.
  • Online PPD Support Group offers online moderated discussion forums about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
  • Postpartum Progress has partnered with Smart Patients to offer an online community where women can learn from each other about recovery, treatments, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience in a private space where they can feel comfortable sharing openly.
  • Regroup Therapy provides individual therapy and group support via webcam.

If this is a medical emergency, or if you feel you might harm yourself or your baby,

contact 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)


 EDUCATION & EVENTS

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 at psioffice@postpartum.net.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact PSI Executive Director Wendy Davis at wdavis@postpartum.net with any questions.