PSI Georgia

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE GEORGIA RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you.

You will see the term “perinatal” in these pages. We use perinatal to mean the time during pregnancy, birth, and through the first year postpartum.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

GEORGIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: ELIZABETH O'BRIEN, MA,LPC
NE Atlanta

Telephone:
907-378-6972 cell

Email 

GEORGIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Sarah Hightower, MA, LAPC
South Atlanta

Telephone 404-428-4114
Voicemails can be left on my phone if I do not answer.
Email 

GEORGIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: Joanne McDougal Patterson

Telephone: 404-849-5466
Message may be left on Joanne's voicemail. Please call again or email Joanne if you do not receive a return call.
Email

GEORGIA STATE CO-COORDINATOR: LICIA FREEMAN, LMFT

Telephone: 770.352.0029
Messages can be left with Licia’s answering service. Please call again or email Licia if you do not receive a return call.
Email 

GEORGIA EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE:

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.


Postpartum Wellness Support Group
Atlanta, GA 

Time: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30am-11:30am
Fee: None
Contact:  Cassie Owens, LPC
Registration Required
Telephone:  404-448-1733
  
You are not alone! This is a free group for moms who want to share and connect with other women for support. Thegroup will offer education, support, and tools to help you feel like yourselfagain.
Babies welcome!


Postpartum Moms Group Atlanta, GA

Telephone: 914.261.8182 or 404.874.8664
Visit www.meetup.com/PPDAtlanta or Call or Email Amber Koter-Puline for more information about individual and small group peer support in the Atlanta area.
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Warmline 
Project Healthy Moms, Mental Health America of Georgia

Phone in to the free Project Healthy Moms Warmline at 1-800-933-9896 ext. 234 (toll-free), call the local number: 678-904-1966, or email PHMhelp@mhageorgia.org to contact a survivor of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders who can provide emotional support and suggest appropriate resources. Please leave a message when you call, and the Warmline facilitator will respond within 48 hours. Press 1 for Peer Support in Spanish.
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Project Healthy Moms, Mental Health America of Georgia

Mental Health America of Georgia’s Project Healthy Moms (PHM) program seeks to increase awareness, identification, treatment, and support of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders in Georgia, while also reducing the stigma associated with them. PHM's initiatives include educational seminars for students, trainings and an online tool kit for healthcare providers, and perinatal peer support and resource linkage. In addition to an online resource list that is updated regularly, PHM provides a telephone and email-based Warmline through which a survivor of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can provide emotional support and suggest appropriate resources.
Contact Liz Smulian, Program Manager: 678-904-1968
Website  Email


New Moms Support Group, Atlanta

Location: Atlanta Medical Center 
Time:  Every Friday 11:00 - 12:00PM
  


New Moms Support Group, Northside Hosptial

Location: Northside Hospital
Time:
Every other Thursday from 10:30 - 11:30AM
   



EVENTS

No listings available

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES: If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: PSI is run solely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Wendy Davis with any questions.

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