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SUICIDE AND OVERDOSE: THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR NEW MOTHERS
September 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
The goal of this event is to raise awareness and share data about suicide and overdose as the leading cause of death for women and birthing people in the first year following pregnancy. Speakers will share information about federal investments in maternal and mental health and offer recommendations to improve support for new mothers and birthing people in the postpartum period who are at risk of suicide.
The audience for this event may include: federal, state, and local policy and advocacy organizations focused on maternal and/or mental health; Congressional staffers; maternal and mental health providers; peer support specialists and individuals with lived experience.