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Sayida Peprah, PsyD, Doula

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Birth & Beyond 2020
  • Country: U.S.A.

Dr. Sayida Peprah is both a licensed clinical psychologist and birth doula, with over 10 years of experience in both fields. She specializes in multicultural psychology, trauma, suicide prevention and maternal mental health. Dr. Sayida has a multi-faced career as a psychologist, diversity and cross-cultural educator, and community-based doula program director. Dr. Sayida is also the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Diversity Uplifts, Inc., who's mission is “fostering diversity and supporting communities and the providers who serve them.
An advocate for human rights in childbirth, Dr. Sayida is a member of the Black Women Birthing Justice Collective and a Collaborator with the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, promoting research, education and community-based services to positively transform the birthing experiences of black families. Dr. Sayida has served and continues to serve on advisory committees including Perinatal Equity Initiative Committees, and formerly the California Maternal Suicide Review Committee and others aimed at identifying key risks and opportunities for quality improvement and prevention around disparities.

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Understanding Maternal Suicide and Supporting Individuals at Risk
The occurrence of a suicide during pregnancy or up to one year postpartum is a rare but tragic event. While we expect that family members will be at a loss for how to detect or care for an acutely mentally ill loved one, it is concerning that many perinatal/maternal care and support professionals also report feeling unprepared and ill equipped to recognize and address the needs of patients in this situation. Additionally, publications on maternal mortality generally do not include information on maternal suicide, limiting providers access to updated research on the topic. During this presentation, maternal suicide research findings, as well as clinical considerations will be reviewed. Maternal suicide risks, symptoms, cultural considerations and recommendations for prevention and intervention will be reviewed. Practical scenarios for what to do in real situations will be highlighted.
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 13  |  Hours / CE Credits: 12.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Lectures by Profession, Product Focus
Presentations: 3  |  Hours / CE Credits: 3.25  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks