PPSM is a volunteer run organization. Our livelihood and ability to advocate for proper care and treatment for women, men and families struggling with Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders is based on our members and volunteers. Your membership dues and donations help provide us with the necessary funding to complete our mission.
Becoming a Member and Volunteering within our organization will be a rewarding experience and have a positive impact on our mission. Many of our volunteers are mothers, fathers, or family members who have been affected by PMADs and would like to help join in the fight against these powerful disorders.
Without volunteers, we would not be able to complete the events and advocacy that our organization provides. It takes a team of dedicated and passionate individuals to make a difference.
Volunteer and help us make a difference! If you are interested in becoming a part of our volunteer network, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator: Lauren Robbins at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also seeking volunteers specifically interested in Community Outreach. If you would like additinal information about this, please contact our Outreach Director at email@example.com.
All those interested in volunteering must complete our volunteer training. Information about upcoming trainings is below.
We invite all mothers, fathers, family members, and friends of those who have been impacted by Pregnancy & Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorders to help us make change. To help us remove the stigma from PMADs, to provide all members of the State of MN with the best possible care available to them, and to bring awareness to the impact of PMADs.
Volunteers are not required to be members of PPSM, however we would like to invite you to do so. Volunteer membership for non-professionals is only $35 per year. You will receive our monthly newsletter and stay in touch with all that we are busy doing within our organization on a daily basis.
This training will help you to better understand perinatal mental health complications including antenatal/postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis. It is ideal for any person who comes into contact with pregnant/postpartum families including mental health professionals, public health and clinic nurses, childbirth educators and birth professionals such as doulas, integrative providers such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, occupational/physical therapists, and holistic/naturopathic doctors.
The training is facilitated by Allison Peterson, MA, LP PPSM Helpline Director and Licensed Psychologist/Owner of Mindful Families, LLC. If you have questions please contact Maggie Rocke firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community portion of the training is scheduled from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm. 4 CEU’s are available. The fee is $75.00, however scholarships are available. The application form can be found here.This will be the final training of this kind in 2019. For full details, and to register, click here.