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Breaking The Silence: Postpartum Suicide Explored


It's supposed to be one of the happiest times in a woman's life: a new baby!  But the body and mind can conspire against new mothers; suicide can be a leading cause of death for women in the months after they give birth. 

Media outlets around Oregon join forces April 7 to 14 in a campaign called "Breaking the Silence," to speak out loud about suicide and contributing factors. 

Peter Schmidt is a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health, well-acquainted with the subject matter here.  He joins us to talk about the breadth of the problem, and how society can deal with it.  

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