The CDC reports that 45,979 people died by suicide in the United States in 2020, which is 1 death every 11 minutes. The loss of life in this manner is heartbreaking, unnecessary and it impacts all of us collectively. While death by suicide is multi-dimensional, research shows that mindfulness interventions can contribute to the reduction of suicide ideation. Empowering individuals with skills to mitigate risk factors such as stress, sleep disruptions, unhealthy thought patterns, and self-critical judgment, is essential to cultivating awareness and self-understanding and creating lasting change. This, in conjunction with other clinical interventions, can increase the likelihood that individuals can successfully navigate difficult thoughts, emotions and experiences that may lead to suicide ideation.
Robin Todd received her B.A. in Psychology and certification in Elementary Education, from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. In 1990 she began her career as an educator, working with children and adults in a variety of settings. While attending graduate school, Robin found her passion for mindfulness. She spent two years working with the Mindfulness Research Lab on the campus of Avila University mastering a curriculum that embodies positive psychology and neuroscience. After receiving her M.S. in Psychology from Avila she completed her certification as a Live Mindful Instructor and launched her business, Mindful Momentum in 2014. Since then, Mindful Momentum has empowered and inspired thousands of individuals across a wide range of organizations and industries to become more effective, efficient, productive and healthy in both their personal and professional lives by utilizing simple, easy, mindful practices.