Mom & Mind Podcast | Postpartum | Birth | Pregnancy | Mental Health | Moms | Dads
About This Show
With host, Dr. Kat, we talk with moms, dads, experts and advocates about the emotional challenges that mothers and families deal with while going through infertility, pregnancy, loss and postpartum. Did you know that about 20% of moms (1 in 5!) will experience a significant and sometimes devastating change to their mental wellbeing, such as postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety? They don’t want to feel bad, but they do. We get real. We get honest. We put on our stigma crushing boots and address the realities of the transition to motherhood, while offering hope, healing and resources for help. Please find more information at www.momandmind.com.
Most Recent Episode
34: ASK HER: Preventing Suicide
4 days ago
Gabrielle Kaufman LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC Postpartum Suicide is a very real risk to new mothers. In this episode we are discuss Suicide as it relates to maternal mental health and postpartum, resources to support prevention of suicide (see below), as well as: -Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of postpartum maternal deaths! -Asking about suicide does not “give” someone the idea to do it. -what to look for and how to be there for a new mom. -Suicide is preventable when we get mom the right help Clearly, this is a very difficult topic, but it is essential that we talk about this so we can all be aware of the very real impacts of mental health for new moms, and more importantly making sure that moms are safe and well cared for so that we can prevent suicide in postpartum. Gabrielle Kaufman is a dance/movement therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor with over 20 years experience in the helping profession. Currently, she is director of Training and Technical Assistance for Maternal Mental Health NOW. Ms. Kaufman has spoken widely, published articles on parenting, and served as editor for Bringing Light to Motherhood. She serves as Los Angeles coordinator for Postpartum Support International, is on faculty of PSI/2020 Mom, and UCLArts and Healing, and has a private practice in Los Angeles providing services in both English and Spanish languages. Maternal Mental Health NOW www.maternalmentalhealthnow.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaternalMentalHealthNow/?fref=ts Instagram: @maternalmentalhealthnow Twitter: @MMHealthNow Gabrielle Kaufman : www.gabriellekaufman.com Suicide Prevention Resources: APP (support) www.my3app.org www.Suicideispreventable.org https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273- TALK (8255) Postpartum Support International (warmline, leave a message, non-emergency) 1-800-944-4773 _______________________________________________________________ This episode was sponsored by 2020Mom 2020Mom is hosting the 7t