Don’t leave moms out of the suicide risk conversation
September is suicide prevention month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for pregnant and postpartum women in the US, first in many other countries. In Utah, it’s second leading cause of death, and 75% of deaths had a
mental health component. Host Lindsay Aerts talks with Brook Dorff, Maternal Mental Health Specialist with Utah’s Department of Health and Megan Johnson, CSW and founder of The Emily Effect about the 1 in 3 women who will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. They discuss what to look out for in mothers who may be experiencing a postpartum mood disorder, and Lindsay shares her own experience with postpartum anxiety and O.C.D. Click on either of the links above for local resources, and the national suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
Published: Thursday September 17, 2020