Postpartum Support International

Your support will help the Colorado Chapter of Postpartum Support International ensure that childbearing people and families throughout Colorado have access to the resources they need to thrive in the perinatal period.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Postpartum Support International​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
CO-PSI
Date Established
1989
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
77-0196208
Addresses
Headquarters Address
6706 SW 54th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
Colorado Location
1780 South Bellaire Street
#1780
Denver, CO 80222
Mailing Address
1833 S Leyden St
Denver, CO 80224
Other Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
kaaker@postpartum.net
Website
psichapters.com/co/
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Colorado Chapter of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in all areas of Colorado.

Organization History

Postpartum Support International (PSI) was founded in 1987 by Jane Honikman in Santa Barbara, California. 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. Approximately 15% of all women will experience postpartum depression following the birth of a child. Up to 10% will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy. When the mental health of the mother is compromised, it affects the entire family.

PSI headquarters is located in Portland, Oregon, and has members all over the world, including volunteer coordinators in every one of the United States and in more than 36 other countries. PSI disseminates information and resources through its volunteer coordinators, website and annual conference. Its goal is to provide current information, resources, education, and to advocate for further research and legislation to support perinatal mental health.

PSI State Chapters further the mission of PSI on a statewide level. Each state is unique with its own systems, barriers to care and opportunities. By providing the structure and support of the Chapters program, PSI empowers advocates to create change in their own state. Our framework also allows for multi-state collaboration, education, and support, paving the way for future national initiatives.

Chapter leaders are hard at work raising awareness, creating resources, and advocating for change. In short, chapters are helping to build systems that support families while also increasing access to treatment for perinatal mood disorders.

The Colorado Chapter of PSI (CO-PSI) was established in 2017.

Testimonials

https://www.postpartum.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2020-Annual-Impact-Report-1.pdf

"I realized I wasn't alone and I won't be. It took a while, but I finally feel like I am being held and supported in my postpartum/motherhood journey and that's because of PSI." -Carolann

"After all that I have been through, I deeply understand the value of peer support...None of us are alone." -Victoria

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