2020 Mom Remembrance Wall

2020 Mom believes that every mother lost to suicide during the perinatal period should be remembered and honored. Mothers, your loss fuels us and this important work. We honor you and those you left behind. Your loss matters and we are working hard to prevent others from appearing on this wall in the future.

If you are an immediate family member (husband, sibling, mother or father) of a mother who lost her life to suicide during the perinatal period and wish to add her to the memorial wall, please e-mail, info@2020mom.org.

A Note on Postpartum Psychosis, Maternal Suicide & Infanticide

Postpartum psychosis is a severe maternal mental health disorder with a rapid onset and is characterized by a break from reality. Research suggests there is an approximately 5% suicide rate and 4% infanticide rate associated with the illness. While it is extremely rare for mothers to take their own lives as well as the lives of their babies, the effects are devastating. 2020 Mom and our sister organizations are addressing postpartum psychosis head on through education, awareness and advocacy.

All maternal mental health disorders are treatable. With help, mothers do recover and get well.

If you or someone you know needs help:

The PSI warmline can be reached at 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD). Volunteers offer encouragement, information, and treatment resources in your community. (NOTE: Postpartum Support International is not a crisis hotline and does not handle emergencies.

If you or someone you know is in crisis please contact:

  • National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Website: 1-800-273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

  • 911 or your local emergency number.

Learn more about maternal suicide here.