To honor National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, today's Flashback Friday post highlights our previous posts on suicide prevention.
Research showing that suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among children and teens are on the rise in the United States unfortunately comes as no surprise. This disturbing trend indicates that parents, schools and the pediatric health system need to focus more than ever on recognizing red flags and acting on them effectively. Dr. Steve Soffer addresses the key questions on everyone’s minds, including what are the warning signs for youth suicide and how to effectively act on them.
It is exciting when you can see the positive impact of public policy on health outcomes for our children. Dr. Jeremy Esposito writes that a study published by JAMA Pediatrics provides cause to hope that we can decrease the rates of suicide attempts among adolescents.
In this two-part series, Dr. Patty Huang shares implications for practitioners of a study describing suicide among elementary school-age children.
Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death among children and young adults. Dr. Jeremy Esposito discusses the need to change the culture on how we deal with suicidality at universities, including de-stigmatizing the issue and increasing access to mental health services.
Learn what we can do to prevent suicide clusters from occurring.
This post explores the topic of adolescent suicide and how the CHOP Emergency Department is employing a Behavioral Health Screen for all adolescents ages 14 to 19.
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