PSI and Black Lives Matter

This is a pivotal moment for our country and for the cause of perinatal mental health. I have been working hard to find the words to authentically address the emotions that we are all feeling while focusing our concern for black and brown women,…

Trauma, new parenthood, and the pandemic

Trauma, new parenthood, and the pandemic by Lita Simanis “In these challenging times,” “we’re all in this together,” “stay at home.” If no one has given you permission to scream or curse from hearing these phrases, allow me to…

Featured PSI Member: Jane Honikman

Jane Honikman, MS PSI Founder PSI Advisory Council member Author/Coach/Speaker/TrainerI'm thrilled to be able to interview PSI's founder! Let's start by looking back a bit further, before PSI. Your degree was in sociology in 1967. What sparked…

How to manage your relationship with your spouse during COVID-19

How to manage your relationship with your spouse during COVID-19By: Megan Richardson, LMFT, NCCThere is no doubt that COVID is putting a strain on a lot of aspects of our life, one of them being our relationships. While some couples may…
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PSI COVID-19 Resources

We are with you during this time of global pandemic. PSI is strong and ready to help you feel connected, comforted, and able to help you volunteer or provide services for other families. Stay in touch and let us know what you need. Click on…

How to Work From Home: Parents Edition

How to Work From Home: Parents Edition by Melodye Phillips As the reality of the Coronavirus hit America shores, millions of parents were thrust into the difficult role of working from home- with their children out of school, hobbies, sports,…

Featured PSI Member: Silvia Wetherell MIC, PMH-C

Featured PSI Member: Silvia Wetherell MIC, PMH-C Registered Counselor PSI Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) Ph.D. Student: Applied Psychophysiology PSI Volunteer: Singapore Coordinator  Tell us a little about yourself…

Friendship for New Mothers

Alexis E. Menken, PhD Clinical Psychologist Montclair, NJ NJ Coordinator/Advisory Council Postpartum Support International They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to truly nurture and sustain a new mother. …

Featured PSI Member: Sara Rashid, MA, LCPC

Psychotherapist and Founder, Frame & Shoelace Psychotherapy Tell us a little about yourself outside of your work.I live in Chicago, IL with my husband and two children (ages five and three). In my time away from work, I try to follow…

No Parent Alone

Help build the #noparentalone movement with us! Post a photo of yourself, you and your kids, your family or anyone you love and add the hashtag #NoParentAlone, #NoMomAlone, #NoDadAlone and the helpline phone number: 1-800-944-4773. Let your…

What Pediatricians Need To Know About Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is the most common and serious postpartum condition, affecting 10% to 20% of mothers within the first year of childbirth.  Studies have found that up to 50% of women with PPD go undiagnosed. (Earls, MF and the Committee…
Dr Kruckman and Carolyn White

Featured PSI Members: Dr. Laurence Kruckman and Carolyn White

As one of the founding members of PSI and a past PSI Board member, and in your several decades of research, you've been a long-time contributor to the growth in awareness of postpartum mental health issues. Carolyn has also seen many changes…

Featured PSI Member: Carla Pileggi Caviola

An interview with Featured Member, Carla Pileggi Caviola, a licensed professional (LPC) in CT, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in NY. She discusses why she started in Maternal Mental Health and about her work.

Birth Trauma

by Emma Quick It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since we were anxiously awaiting our daughter’s arrival. Our second baby, but we had a different birth plan this time due to breech presentation.  My son had been born…

EMDR Therapy

EMDR & Perinatal Mental Health Written by Shannon Kane, MSW, RSW “Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering.” -Peter LevineEye Movement Desensitization…