Can you envision a day when postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are comfortably discussed and effectively treated as a standard of care?
Perinatal Support Washington is a nonprofit organization committed to lifting the veil on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and treating them effectively.
The way we go about this is by:
- Raising Awareness
- Enlightening Professionals
- Supporting those impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
- Fostering connections between all
Our Core Services Include:
Our warm line is a toll-free telephone support line staffed by experienced professionals and trained volunteer parents who have experienced perinatal mood or anxiety disorders themselves and recovered.
Support groups provide non-judgmental support with keen understanding of the wide spectrum of perinatal adjustment. Groups are located throughout Washington and most are fee or pay what you can.
We encourage professionals working with perinatal families to develop a basic understanding of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including screening, as well as encourage experienced professionals to gain specialized knowledge. To facilitate this we offer a variety of trainings throughout Washington state.
Dawn Gruen, ACSW and Lisa Bishop founded what is now Perinatal Support Washington in 1989 to support and educate women, families, and professionals.