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PSI Focuses on Raising Awareness of Maternal Mental Health

Events Include Maternal Mental Health Day, PSI 32nd Annual Conference and  Climb out of the Darkness PORTLAND, OR. — Postpartum Support International (PSI), the leading organization dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood disorders, is raising awareness of maternal mental health (MMH) by focusing on global awareness, education, and local fundraising.  PSI will kick-off…

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FDA Approval of First Treatment Indicated for PPD

Postpartum Support International Statement on FDA Approval of First Treatment Indicated for Postpartum Depression March 25, 2019 On March 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Brexanolone the first treatment indicated specifically for postpartum depression. “As the leading organization serving on the front lines advocating for women and families, Postpartum Support International (PSI) supports…

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Before and After

Before and After by Ann Smith, PSI Board President PSI BLOG December 27, 2018 33 years ago, the landscape for moms with postpartum mental illness was pretty barren. Even for me, a certified nurse midwife who lived in New York City—a city where people have access to highly specialized quality care—nobody knew anything. I felt alone…

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Pact for the Cure

Pact for the Cure — PPD ACT by Carly Snyder, MD for PSI Blog May 8, 2017 PPD ACT™ , the largest research study on PPD and other perinatal mood disorders, aims to understand why some women get postpartum depression (PPD) and others do not. If you stand in a room filled with 100 mothers, at least…

PPD ACT

April 27, 2017      Popular ResearchKit iPhone App to Study Postpartum Depression Expands to Include New Countries, Modules and Android Version One year after launching iOS version of PPD ACTTM in the U.S. and Australia, UNC School of Medicine launches Android version and Canada CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of North Carolina (UNC)…

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Important PSI News about the Safety Net for all families

PSI is here to support the families of Postpartum Progress March 7, 2017 All of us at Postpartum Support International (PSI) want to say how sorry we are about what has taken place in recent days at Postpartum Progress. To all of you who have so much to offer to women and men who suffer…

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Learn how to help new moms and dads — Trainings

Coming to YOU! PSI Certificate Trainings: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Components of Care   We have new trainings planned all the time — come join us! You’ll find more information and registration links below.  The 2-day PSI Certificate of Completion Course, taught by experienced and engaging faculty, is a thorough and evidence-based curriculum designed for nurses,…

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PSI Response to Tragedy

*trigger alert*   For tragedy. If you need support, call us at 800-944-4773. In an emergency, call 800-973-TALK. Response to Tragedy in Which Memphis Mom is Charged with Murder After Stabbing Four Children July 7th, 2016 As details emerge of the tragedy that took place on Friday, July 1, Postpartum Support International encourages law enforcement, policy-makers, mental…

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PSI Receives Grant From Walton Family Foundation

Postpartum Support International Receives Grant from Walton Family Foundation First World Maternal Mental Health Day to be Held on May 4, 2016 Denver, CO. Apr 28, 2016 – As many as one in seven women will experience postpartum depression. In many cases, this illness goes undiagnosed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences to…

PSI Lauds USPSTF Report Calling for Perinatal Screenings

Postpartum Support International Lauds Report Calling for Depression Screenings Postpartum depression comes in many “Shades of Blue,” and PSI helps mothers find treatment options. PORTLAND, OR, Jan 27, 2016 — The panel report by an independent group of experts appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services called for screening for depression during and…

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