Perinatal Support of MT (PS MT) was founded
by Lara Mattson Radle,
LCPC, the Montana Coordinator for
The mission of PS MT is to overcome the
effects of Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) through early identification
and treatment, thereby ensuring a healthy environment in which both mother
and baby can thrive together. To these ends we have three goals: to
provide personal support to women with PMAD and their families, to educate
the public concerning the nature and management of these disorders, and to
promote networking among related professionals. Our core services include
a telephone support line, community referrals, support groups, and
educational outreach to those in our community.
PMAD affects 10-20% of mothers during their postpartum year. At least one
in 10 new mothers experiences various degrees of Postpartum Depression.
Postpartum complications can occur within days of the delivery or appear
gradually, sometimes up to a year later.
The good news is that with appropriate professional intervention, PMAD is
treatable with a combination of support, therapy, and/or medications. The
prognosis for recovery is excellent.
You are not alone. You are not to
blame. We are here to help.
Mom-Me Time, facilitated by PS MT
founder, Lara Mattson Radle, is an opportunity for moms to get together
and talk about the ups and downs of motherhood. Babies are welcome! Questions? Contact Lara
La Leche League of Missoula meets at the
Missoula Public Library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from
If you have a support group or know of
one we should list, please e-mail us at: