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Welcome to the Mom & Mind Podcast!

This podcast focuses on the Maternal Mental Health struggles related to becoming pregnant, being pregnant, birth and early parenthood. We talk about all of the stuff that you wish someone would have told you BEFORE you tried to be pregnant or have a baby. Postpartum depression is only part of the story.

The goal of this podcast to put all of this info out in the open. There’s no need to hide these very human experiences…so many people deal with these struggles. So, the podcast provides real life stories of moms, dads and family AND we will talk with experts, leaders and advocates in the field of maternal mental health and maternal health. You deserve to be informed!!!!

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Jan 16, 2017

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


Instagram: @maternalmentalhealthnow

Twitter: @MMHealthNow

Gabrielle Kaufman :

Suicide Prevention Resources:

APP (support)

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 7th Annual "Emerging Considerations in Maternal Mental Health" This year's Forum will be held in Los Angeles on February 13th and will discuss the MMH link to hormones and inflammation, as well as the role of diet. You can register for the live event in Los Angeles or view a webcast from the comfort of your own home or office. So, anywhere in the world you are, you can watch this forum! Learn more at

*** Listeners of this podcast will also receive a 15% discount by using registration code MOMANDMIND ***

Also, Listen back to episode 11 where I interview Joy Burkhard, the founder and executive director of 2020 mom. 

Thank you 2020Mom for supporting this Podcast!