Suicide is a leading cause of death during the perinatal period. Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC, PMH-C, discusses statistics, risk factors, warning signs, screening tools, risk assessment, safety plans and other tools and resources to address suicide before and after childbirth. Despite many healthcare professionals discomfort with talking about suicide, understanding the importance of directly addressing this issue is essential in suicide prevention. The course includes personal accounts and case studies of suicidal ideation and suicide.
This course is for healthcare professionals working with families in the perinatal period. This includes mental health professionals, nurses, physicians and midwives, doulas and birth workers, lactation consultants, health educators and more.