Our mission is to engage parents and professionals in promoting optimal emotional well-being during pregnancy and postpartum.
Pregnancy & Postpartum Support MN began in 2006 when Suzanne Swanson, PhD, a St. Paul psychologist,formed the group with other area mental health professionals with a passion for helping moms and families.The group created the first resource list specific to perinatal mental health. All providers on this list are vetted by the Board, and required to demonstrate education and experience treating pregnant and postpartum parents, and many also have additional competency with related topics, such as perinatal loss, infertility, and trauma.
In 2015, PPSM became the Minnesota State Chapter with Postpartum Support International. We are proud to be the 5th State Chapter in the country, and further build our relationship with PSI!
What we do...
Offer a free Helpline for parents, providers, friends & family members seeking resources or support.
Work with legislation to create recognition of Maternal Mental Health, and better support for families.
Engage with the community and attend professional conferences for outreach.
Offer educational opportunities to providers and organizations who work with pregnant women and new families, many of which are free.
Provide free postcards that explain what we offer, so that all MN parents are aware that they are not alone, and there is help!