Postpartum Help Worldwide launches Join App for perinatal psychological well being

Postpartum Help Worldwide (PSI), which offers assist and free assets to girls with perinatal psychological well being problems (PMHD), introduced it launched a brand new app referred to as Join by PSI. 

The Join app permits customers to entry PSI’s helpline and disaster help, a supportive neighborhood made up of fellow sufferers and medical professionals, and a library of PMHD assets. Helpline and disaster numbers can be found in English and Spanish. 

“We all know the individuals who want us most frequently have little or no time to look after their very own wants, so we’re all the time searching for methods to welcome them into our neighborhood,” Wendy Davis, govt director of Postpartum Help Worldwide, stated in an announcement.  

“This app embodies our dedication to offering accessible, stigma-free assist for people navigating the psychological well being challenges surrounding being pregnant, postpartum, and/or loss. With Join by PSI, we need to educate, empower, and uplift these affected by perinatal psychological well being problems and foster a way of neighborhood on their journey to therapeutic.”


One in 5 girls and one in 10 males expertise nervousness or despair within the perinatal interval, which incorporates being pregnant and 12 months postpartum. Nevertheless, researchers consider the numbers could also be even greater, with estimates relaying that fifty% of girls affected by postpartum despair don’t report it.

Ladies of colour are at the next danger for experiencing perinatal psychological well being problems and are much less prone to obtain care.

In 2023, PSI and UMass Chan Medical Faculty partnered for a perinatal psychological health-equity examine. The examine was awarded a grant from the Affected person Centered Outcomes Institute. The examine started in January, and examines peer assist applications at 32 OB clinics.

Different firms centered on offering maternal digital well being options embody Wildflower Well being and Maven Clinic. 

Wildflower Well being is a digital well being platform that connects sufferers to advantages and assets. In 2018, the corporate acquired Circle Ladies’s Well being Platform, which was spun out of the Windfall St. Joseph Well being Techniques incubator. 

The worth-based well being supplier locked down $26 million in funding in 2022 with funding from TT Capital Companions, Windfall Ventures, Well being Enterprise Companions and Echo Well being Ventures. The corporate deliberate to make use of the funds to construct its inside group and to develop operations nationwide. 

Ladies’s well being platform Maven Clinic introduced in 2022 that it secured $90 million in Sequence E funding with assist from buyers Common Catalyst, CVS Well being Ventures and Intermountain Ventures. 

In 2023, the corporate acquired fellow digital girls’s well being platform Naytal, which Maven Clinic acknowledged would permit it to develop into the European market.  

Maven Clinic partnered with autoimmune-focused WellTheory in January. The partnership permits Maven Clinic sufferers entry to vitamin and way of life teaching from WellTheory clinicians. 

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