Events & Training


Postpartum Support International conducts free open forum sessions every Wednesday for moms and first Mondays of the month for Dads Via 800 bridgeline.  Imagine the benefits of being able to talk with a PSI PPD expert about resources, symptoms, options and general information about perinatal mood disorders from the privacy of your own home. No need to arrange child care or transportation. No need to pre-register or give your name. Sessions are informational only and open to anyone with questions and concerns about themselves, a loved one, friend or family member. Limited to the first 15 callers.

Click here for the call schedule and access codes, or call PSI’s main office at 1-800-944-4773 for further information.



The Postpartum Depression Illinois Alliance’s (PPD IL) mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of maternal mental health issues throughout the state of Illinois and each year, for the past 19 years, we work with the Governor’s office to proclaim May Maternal Mental Health Awareness month in Illinois.

Read more details here


June 2022

Climb Out of the Darkness Walks

Climb Western Suburbs

Long time PPD Alliance volunteer Lara Vasquez is organizing the Chicago Western Suburbs Climb Out of the Darkness is an annual, international fundraiser for  Postpartum Support International (PSI). The Climb is a community walk and international fundraiser for survivors, providers, and members of the community to come together. Raising awareness for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, the Climb brings us together to shine a light on a darkness we often don’t speak about.  Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the most common complication of pregnancy and childbirth. PSI promotes awareness, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide. We support moms and dads, community programs, and healthcare providers.  Registration is always FREE, and fundraising is optional.
Please join us for a family friendly walk, fun activities, giveaways, and playtime at the park!  Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy as we mingle with old and new friends in support of families impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Climb date:      June 25, 2022 – Climb Out of the Darkness – Western Suburbs
Time:                10:00 am – 12:00 pm
                      **Registration begins at 9:30 am**
Location:          TBA
For more information, or to join us, please register using this link:

Climb Chicago

Join us for a walk around Humboldt Park bringing awareness and raising funds for perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International. Our Chicago event will be held Saturday, June 25th, and is family, stroller, and pet-friendly. Individuals or families who have struggled with mental health issues during pregnancy and postpartum are encouraged to attend, along with loved ones, friends, and providers who support the perinatal population. 
Date: June 25, 2022.
Registration: 9:30am
Walk Begins: 10:00am
Location: Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Humboldt Drive, Chicago, IL 60622
Participants can also choose to fundraise (not required); anyone who registers and raises $100 by May 15th will receive a free Climb T-Shirt. 



Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care:
Click here for more information about Postpartum Support International’s  Components of Care trainings
or call PSI directly on 503-894-9453.

This two-day course, taught by expert and engaging faculty, uses a thorough, evidence-based curriculum designed for psychiatrists, nurses, physicians, social workers, mental health providers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, and anyone interested in building skills for assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders.

PSI Annual Conference
The PSI annual conference will be virtual this year, July 13-17, 2022   check this page and other training events are listed on this PSI page.

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