Suicide is a major contributor to global death rates and a leading cause of maternal deaths

Suicidal ideation during the perinatal period

Mothers’ emotional needs can go undetected during the perinatal period where there is much attention on the baby. We suggest care providers routinely ask questions about suicidality during mental health or physical health screening.

Our recently produced Issue Brief deals with some of the risk factors and unearths some of the myths surrounding suicide during pregnancy.

Suicide during pregnancy - myths

Read this and other Issue Briefs on our website

Ever wondered what is considered a suicidal thought, ideation, or gesture? Than read this Explanation of Suicidal Thinking In Plain Mama English by Postpartum Progress

 

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Posted on July 11, 2016, in Maternal Mental Health, Mental Health, Parental Mental Health, Suicide and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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