Making Sense of the Unseen: Understanding Women’s Experiences of Suicidality in the Perinatal Period

Research area: Population Health > Intergenerational Health  | Status: Active

mother and infant

Until now, maternal suicide has remained largely unseen by society, researchers, and many health professionals.

Our study, Making Sense of the Unseen, will begin to address this important gap in our knowledge.
Our study, Making Sense of the Unseen, will begin to address this important gap in our knowledge.

Overview

Until now, maternal suicide has remained unseen by society, researchers, and many health professionals. Our study, Making Sense of the Unseen, will begin to address this important gap in our knowledge. 

The study aims to understand women’s experiences of thoughts of suicide during pregnancy and the following year (a time known as the perinatal period). The experiences that women share with us will help us to understand and help women and families impacted by suicidality in the perinatal period. 

Making Sense of the Unseen is a collaboration between MCRI, James Cook University, and PANDA – Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia

Information for participants

Who can take part? 

We would like to hear from women who:

  • Had thoughts of suicide during pregnancy and/or the following year within the last 5 years
  • Lived in Australia at the time
  • Are over 18 years of age 

What will I be asked to do? 

Women will participate by completing an anonymous online testimonial (survey), or one-on-one telephone or video interview. 

Contact us

Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
Australia

Dr Laura Biggs
Phone: +61 3 8341 6483
Email: 

 
 
child in hospital

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