Blog: May 2022

Suicide Risk During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Posted on: May 3, 2022 | By: Heather McBeth, LCSW & The Zero Suicide Committee
Often times we associate depression symptoms as a risk factor for suicide. This is certainly an unfortunate truth but did you know that suicidal ideation is also relatively common among pregnant and postpartum women? When a common person hears of a woman being pregnant you typically associate that as a time of their life in which they are filled with joy and anticipation of meeting their new baby but for some women it can actually be one of the riskiest, and scariest times of their lives as suicide has emerged as one of the leading causes of death among new moms. While it is important to...
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