The National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (NCMMH) 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.  

*In rare circumstances, generally caused by postpartum psychosis rather than postpartum depression, mothers have not only taken their own lives, but their babies' lives too. The NCMMH and it's member organizations are addressing postpartum psychosis head on as well. All maternal mental health disorders are treatable and with help mothers do get well.

 The PSI warmline can be reached at 1-800-944-4773 (4PPD).  Volunteers offer encouragement, information, and treatment resources in your community.

 
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Stacy Ann Gottwaldt
Coon Rapids, MN
Year of death: 2016
Age: 41


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Desiree Vistercil
Jordan Valley, OR
Year of death: 2016
Age: 31

 

Kara Kovlakas
Norwalk, CT
Year of death: 2016
Age: 32
Left behind:
2 children - 4 yrs., 9 months

Charlene Ventanilla
Long Beach, CA
Year of death: 2016
Age: 36


Emily Cook Dyches
Salem, UT
Year of death: 2016
Age: 39
Left behind:
2 Daughters - 12 yrs, 6 yrs.
3 Sons - 15 yrs, 9 yrs, 11 month
TheEmilyEffect.org


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Elizabeth Orzel Ludlam
Rohnert Park, CA
Year of death: 2016
Age: 39
Left behind: 
Daughter - 9 yrs,
Son - 20 months


Sarah Walker Judson
Linden, UT
Year of death: 2015
Age: 28
Left behind:
Son - 2 years, Daughter - 5 years


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Brittany Butt
Anchorage, AK
Year of death: 2014
Age: 26
Left behind:
Son
 


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Cindy Wachenheim
New York, New York
Year of death: 2013
Age: 44
Left behind:
Son - 10 months
 


Jennifer Gibbs Bankston
Birmingham, AL
Year of death: 2007
Age: 33



 


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Mary Ellen Moffitt
St. Clair Shores, MI
Year of death: 2004
Age: 37


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Melanie Blocker Stokes
Chicago, IL
Year of death: 2001
Age: 41
Left behind:
Daughter - 4 months old


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Alanna Marie “Lani”
McManus DePasquale
Dania, FL
Year of death: 2001
Age: 29
 


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Ruth Rhoden Craven
Charleston, SC
Year of death: 1999
Left behind:
Son - 2.5 months

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Allison Mathews Goldstein
Palmdale, CA/Richmond, VA
Year of death: 2016
Age: 32
Left behind: 
Daughter - infant

 


Shelane Bryant Gaydos
Oak Hill, VA
Year of death: 2015
Age: 36
Left behind:
3 Daughters
 


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Kristy Elmore Langdon
Kentucky
Year of death: 2014
Age: 35
Left behind:
3 Sons
 


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Alexis Joy Micale D’Achille
Pittsburgh, PA
Year of death: 2013
Age: 30
Left behind:
Daughter - 6 weeks
https://www.alexisjoyfoundation.org


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Aimee Elizabeth Ziegler
Bozeman, MT
Year of death: 2013
Age: 44
Left behind:
3 Sons


Andrea Campanari
Chicago, IL
Year of death: 2004
Age: 33
Left behind:
Son - 1 week old

 


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Amy Garvey
Algoquin, IL
Year of death: 2003
 


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Jenn Mudd Houghtaling
Chicago, IL
Year of death: 2001
Age: 41
Left behind:
Son


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Janet Gifford Meyers
Safety Harbor, FL
Year of death: 2001
Age: 41
Left behind:
Daughter - infant, Son


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Beth Halvorson Flack
Wilmington, NC
Year of death: 1987
Age: 26

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Jennifer Lynne Knarr
Bozeman, MT
Year of death: 2016
Age: 34



 


Sasha Hettich
Grand Rapids, MI
Year of death: 2015
Age: 27
Left Behind:
Daughter - 3 yrs,
Son - 5 months


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Casandra Ashley Vaughan Perkins
Charleston, SC
Year of death: 2014
Age: 26
Left behind:
Son


Breanna Renshaw
San Diego, CA
Year of death: 2013
Age: 22
Left behind:
Son - 4 months
 


Kelly Abraham Martinez
Santa Monica, CA
Year of death: 2010
Left behind:
Daughter - 3 months old

 


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Lieutenant Commander USNR,
Annie Imlay-Spangler

Salt Lake City, UT/San Diego, CA
Year of death: 2004
Age: 46
Left behind:
Son - 3 months old


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Tammy Lovette
Lexington, SC
Year of death: 2003
Age: 23


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Carol Pierce-Soukakos
Seattle, WA
Year of death: 2001
Age: 34
Left behind:
Son - 4 months


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Susan Mahfouz Cercone
Dallas, TX
Year of death: 1999
Age: 43

 


Laura Belizaire
Long Beach, CA
Year of death: 1986
Age: 30