History

WellMama Mental Health and Support Services History

In early 2007, Csilla Andor, an Oregon coordinator for Postpartum Support International (PSI), began WellMama by providing free social support services to women experiencing anxiety and depression during or after pregnancy. Later that year, she and Amy-Rose White, also an Oregon PSI coordinator, formally co-founded WellMama Maternal Mental Health and Support Services.

Andor and White created these services following their own experiences with perinatal anxiety and depression. As trained clinical social workers, neither had received education or information about reproductive emotional health issues. They discovered that resources for these issues were scarce.

Today, WellMama operates as a nonprofit perinatal mental health agency with six support groups in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon. We serve women and their families experiencing emotions related to reproductive health events such as pregnancy, the first few years postpartum, adoption, infertility, and perinatal loss. We serve over one hundred families a year and provide training to over three hundred professionals annually.