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  • Diagnoses of suicidal ideation surged among Black pregnant women in 10-year study

    Karen Tabb Dina shown standing in front of a triptych in the School of Social Work lobby

    Diagnoses of suicidal ideation among pregnant Black women in the U.S. surged between 2008-2018, according to a study led by social work professor Karen Tabb Dina. While diagnoses of depression also increased among Black women in the study population, a troubling gap between these diagnosis rates was found that suggested many Black women may go undiagnosed and untreated until their mental health becomes a crisis.

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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Karen Tabb Dina, call 217-300-0200; email


    The paper “Trends in antenatal depression and suicidal ideation diagnoses among commercially insured childbearing individuals in the United States, 2008-2018” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.09.120