WelcomeWe 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.
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.
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).