Postpartum Support International-Colorado Chapter

A nonprofit organization

$2,518 raised by 23 donors

50% complete

$5,000 Goal

Welcome. We are so glad that you are here!

The Colorado Chapter of Postpartum Support International (CO-PSI) believes that every family deserves emotional wellness and so we strive to support every family during the perinatal period. Perinatal mental health complications are common. One  in 7 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers experience the impacts of perinatal mental health issues.  This occurrence increases to 1 in 3 for mothers of Color.  (We don’t have data yet for nonbinary parents). Perinatal mental illness can happen to any parent. That’s why we have to ensure every family has access to resources. When parents thrive, babies thrive, and the whole family thrives. 

CO-PSI connects families to resources by: 

  • Making sure Colorado families know about resources like volunteer  support coordinators, the maternal mental health hotline, and online support groups. 

  • Hosting the Climb Out of the Darkness, an annual event where parents and providers come together to connect with one another and share their stories. 

  • Fostering communities of connection for perinatal mental health providers. 

  • Offering scholarships for providers to build their skills to work with the perinatal population and obtain certifications. 

  • The Birth Squad, a pilot support group therapy program in Denver. 

  • Connecting providers of color in Colorado. 

  • Increasing awareness and sharing perinatal mental health information and resources with the broader community. 

While perinatal mental health can affect any parent; race, income, language, gender identity, disability, and other factors play a significant role in who accesses treatment and whose stories get told. CO-PSI centers equity in its work, and ist striving to prioritize reaching populations who face the biggest barriers to wellness. This looks like: 

  • Offering programming in languages other than English.

  • Creating connections and training opportunities for providers of color.

  • Offering scholarships and services that are free of charge to make our programming more accessible. 

We know that families need support to thrive and be well, which is why CO-PSI provides training, resources, and networking opportunities for providers and other professionals who support families during the perinatal period. This looks like:

  • Offering scholarships for perinatal mental health training as well as scholarships for the  Perinatal Mental Health Certification Exam.

  • Hosting perinatal mental health Resource Roundtables for professionals who are looking to strengthen their referral network. 

  • Creating space for mental health clinicians to network and refer via the closed “CO-PSI Therapists’ Connection” Facebook Group.

  • Launching the Colorado Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Professionals of Color as an affinity space for BIPOC perinatal mental health professionals. 

How do your dollars make a difference? 

Awareness. Most people, even parents and pregnant people, only have a vague understanding of postpartum depression, not to mention other perinatal mental health complications. CO-PSI shares accurate, destigmatizing information with hundreds of people across Colorado. 

Prevention. Increasing awareness and Sharing perinatal mental health information and resources with the broader community.

Treatment. CO-PSI supports and trains clinicians and, through the The Birth Squad, CO-PSI offers free, accessible treatment to birthing people in Denver, in English and in Spanish. 

Together, we can work towards a state where there are accessible mental health resources during the perinatal period for Every. Single. Family.


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.

Background Statement

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 as the culmination of extensive efforts that have been underway in Colorado since 2000.

Organization Data


Organization name

Postpartum Support International-Colorado Chapter

other names



Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Organization Size

Large Organization


1780 South Bellaire Street #1780
Denver, CO 80222


6706 SW 54th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219


1833 S Leyden St
Denver, CO 80224

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US


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