Maternal suicide is a leading causes of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts.
In this webinar, we will cover:
-A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
-The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
-Maternal suicide risk factors
-Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees