Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota
Home of the Minnesota Perinatal Mental Health Resource List



    You do not have to suffer or go it alone

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612-787-PPSM (-7776)
   

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Welcome

We are Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota (PPSM), a group of mental health & perinatal practitioners, service organizations, and mother volunteers whoprovide support, advocacy, awareness, and training about perinatal mental health in Minnesota. Our team of volunteers provides services to those struggling with a pregnancy or postpartum mood disorder through the Helpline, professional training, our resource list and website.
Our Mission
The mission of PPSM is to engage parents and professionals in promoting optimal emotional well-being during pregnancy and postpartum.

PPSM Impact Statement

    Pregnant women and postpartum parents are not getting connected with the help they need.
      This is a problem, because 1 in 5 new moms, and 1 in 10 new dads will become depressed. An even higher number will struggle with anxiety. And overall, these numbers are only what is being reported. PPSM provides these parents and parents-to-be with mental health resources that they may be unaware of, or too fearful to speak up on their own about.
        We make an impact by providing the following:
        HelpLine/Free Peer Support
          Provider and Community Resource List that is organized and vetted, so that struggling parents don’t have to do the busywork of making phone calls that may go nowhere.
            Community and Provider education and support, because often, providers also do not know where to get help for patients they are concerned about. We help connect them!
              Postcards, available to providers, hospitals and community organizations who regularly come into contact with pregnant women and new parents, that advertise our services, and help them get connected. A screening tool is on the back for quick reference.

              With our assistance, new parents are getting the help they need sooner, which decreases the likelihood of long-term effects of untreated depression, anxiety, trauma or grief. We are also decreasing the likelihood of needing a higher level of care by letting parents know they are not alone. This past year, we have assisted 200 callers in the Twin Cities Metro Area in need of connection to services. 
                PPSM is a volunteer-run organization, and our services are free. Your support will help us continue providing services free of charge, and make sure that the providers who support this population have our resources available to give to patients!

                If you are a parent seeking more information or support, or a health care provider, or service organization serving new parents, we provide resources that promote emotional well-being for new families.


                Families & providers may use the PPSM Support & Resource HelpLine at 612-787-PPSM (7776) or PPSMhelpline@gmail.com for information and resources specific to your needs. Calls are answered by mental health professionals, and phone support is provided by trained peer volunteers.  Please do not email the general email for requests for services, this email is for general questions about the organization, request for trainings, requests for helpline cards. 


                The PPSM Resource List provides names and contact information of mental health providers who have extensive training in perinatal mental health.

                We also welcome your involvement. You may choose to become a member, volunteer, or give a donation.  All are ways that you too can promote emotional health for new families in Minnesota.

                Margret Mead states that we should "never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."  Our small group works hard to create change, to remove the stigma from Maternal Mental Health, and to provide healthier lives for the mothers, fathers and families who are afflicted with pregnancy & postpartum mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).


                 

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