The Seleni Institute is a nonprofit organization that destigmatizes and transforms mental health and wellness by addressing real-life issues that challenge the emotional health of women, men, and their families, including: pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, infertility/third-party reproduction, miscarriage, stillbirth, menopause, parenting, and child loss.
We eradicate stigma by increasing the availability and accessibility of mental health care worldwide by:
- Treating patients
- Training professionals, including psychologists, therapists, OBGYNs, pediatricians, nurses, and midwives
- Providing public programs, including new parent groups, breastfeeding clinics, and adolescent services
- Funding research
- Providing curated content online
- Advocating in both the public and private sectors
Our name, Seleni, honors and supports the courage it takes to seek help. We bring together two extraordinary women: Selene, goddess of the moon, long associated with women, emotions, and serenity; and Eleni, a mother who bravely fought for her children’s escape to America. We root our vision for our empathetic, comprehensive, evidence-based care in the deepest respect for bravery and emotion.
Our logo, a classic labyrinth, evokes our individual journeys, the complexity of our brains’ design, and a reminder of the human at the heart of each experience.
The Seleni Institute partners onsite with Seleni Psychology Counseling and Support, PLLC, a mental health and wellness practice that focuses uniquely on women's mental health care needs.