New Mothers Abused by Partners at Greater Risk of Suicidal Thoughts

A study led by University of Illinois social work professor Karen M. Tabb Dina found that postpartum women in Brazil who experienced domestic violence were three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts.

Editor’s notes: To reach Karen M. Tabb Dina, call 217-300-0200; email

The paper “Intimate Partner Violence is Associated with Suicidality Among Low-Income Postpartum Women” is available online or from the News Bureau.

Sharita Forrest | Illinois News Bureau, Education Editor | 217-244-1072