- A survivor of postpartum depression, anxiety or other perinatal mood and anxiety disorder and want to provide help and hope to new mothers going through a similar experience?
- A mental health professional interested in being added to PSVa’s website and referral list?
- Interested in ensuring all maternity patients in Virginia will receive information about PMADs in hospital discharge paperwork?
- Interested in broadening your life experiences?
We rely extensively on a state-wide network of dedicated volunteers who are the backbone of the organization. Volunteers provide direct support to new mothers and their families experiencing a difficult time in their lives AND provide behind-the-scenes support to PSVa in a variety of administrative duties. All volunteers have a positive impact on the lives of new and expectant mothers and their families.
- Interested in helping new/pregnant moms and their families? You can lead a support group or be a Mom on Call, responding to calls and emails from those seeking support and information.
- Interested in spreading the word about PMADs and PSVa? Join our team of outreach volunteers who provide information to doctors’ offices and local moms’ groups.
- Interested in projects and administration? We always need help with events, mailings, research, and special projects.
We are eager and excited to talk with interested volunteers! The first step is to complete the PSVA Volunteer Application The information provided is confidential and will help us learn more about you, your interests and your background. If you have any questions, contact JaLyn Tiffany, PSVa’s Operations Director.
Mental Health Providers
We routinely refer women to trained mental health providers who are educated in the nuances of treating women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure that those seeking help from providers listed on PSVa’s website will find individuals with expertise in addressing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
PSVa’s Professional Membership Program is specifically for mental health providers who treat women during pregnancy and first year postpartum. This program has two important goals:
(1) to ensure that women and families seeking help can quickly and easily find mental health providers with expertise in treating postpartum depression and related perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) and
(2) to ensure that these mental health providers have the latest information about maternal mental health issues, are able to connect with other perinatal professionals, and have tools for patient education and recovery.
Learn more about the Professional Membership Program.