Perinatal Support of Montana

                                               

                                                                                                                 

 

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About Us

Perinatal Support of MT (PS MT) was founded by Lara Mattson Radle, LCPC, the Montana Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.

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.

Support Groups

Missoula

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 at 370-7747

La Leche League of Missoula meets at the Missoula Public Library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:30-1:00.

If you have a support group or know of one we should list, please e-mail us at: ps_mt@bresnan.net.

Warmline

Please call our support line anytime for help and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.  Call (406) 370-7747.

Educational Outreach

Our presentations vary in length and can be tailored for parent or professional groups.  Please contact us for more information

Contact Us

2801 S. Russell, Ste. 32

Missoula, MT 59801

(406)370-7747

ps_mt@bresnan.net