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Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International

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TypeInternational Support Network
HeadquartersSanta Barbara, California
Current PresidentSusan Dowd Stone
Key peopleJane Honikman, Founder

Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman and currently headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness among public and professional communities about the emotional changes that women experience during pregnancy and postpartum.

The organization has a volunteer coordinator in every one of the United States and in over 26 countries. PSI disseminates information and resources through the volunteer coordinators, the website and an annual conference. The goal is to provide current information, resources, education, and to advocate for further research and legislation to support perinatal mental health.

PSI Mission

PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate the ignorance related to pregnancy related mood disorders and to advocate, educate, and provide support for maternal mental health in every community, worldwide.


PSI releases a newsletter called PSI News 4 times a year.


PSI holds conferences in cities around the world. This years conference and past conferences include:

2007 - Kansas City, Missouri Supporting Families: Fostering Perinatal Emotional Health and Reducing Vulnerability

2006 - Jersey City, New Jersey Perinatal Mental Health Community Solutions, Interventions and Treatment Options

2005 - San Jose, California Overcoming Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in Childbearing Women

2004 - Chicago, Illinois Engaging and Supporting Mothers, Partners/Families and Communities in Obtaining Care for Perinatal Mood Disorders: Focus on Fathers, Ethnicity, and Spirituality

2003 - New York City, New York Perinatal Mental Health: Communities Making A Difference; Providing for the Health and Safety of Families Worldwide

2002 - Santa Barbara, California Access to Perinatal Mental Health Care: Serving Underserved Populations through Culturally Appropriate Interventions

2001 - Santa Barbara, California PSI Social Support Networks; Bridging the Gap: Helping Mothers and Families

2000 - Santa Barbara, California PSI Board Retreat; Charting Our Future

1999 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada Broadening Our Horizons; Working Together to blend the traditional and practical"

1998 - University of Iowa, Iowa City In Conjunction with the Biennial Marcé Society Conference

1997 - Las Vegas, Nevada Childbearing: Family Stress, Depression and Anxiety

1996 - London, UK In Conjunction with the Biennial Marcé Society Conference

1995 - High Point, North Carolina "Happily Ever After...Myth or Reality"

1994 - Toronto, Canada Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: "Impact on the Family and Helping Families Heal"

1993 - Chicago, Illinois Postpartum Mental Health Issues; The Search for Models of Care

1992 - San Diego, California Working Together for Change

1991 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Answering The Call

1990 - St. Louis, Missouri Postpartum Depression

1989 - Seattle, Washington Recognition, Assessment, Research, Treatment & Legal Issues

1988 - Princeton, New Jersey Prediction, Recognition, Prevention, Treatment

1987 - Santa Barbara, California First Annual Postpartum Mental Health Conference

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Postpartum_Support_International". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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