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Flashback Friday -- National Suicide Prevention Month

September 27, 2019

To honor National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, today's Flashback Friday post highlights our previous posts on suicide prevention.

As Suicide Among Children and Teens Rises, Acting on Warning Signs Is More Important Than Ever

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. 

Same-Sex Marriage Policies: Positive Impact on Adolescent Suicide Attempts

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.

Suicide Happens Among Young Children

Suicide Happens Among Young Children- Part 2

In this two-part series, Dr. Patty Huang shares implications for practitioners of a study describing suicide among elementary school-age children.

Suicide on College Campuses: A Call for a Culture Change

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.

Speak Up and Screen: A Reaction to Recent Suicide Clusters

Learn what we can do to prevent suicide clusters from occurring. 

Suicide Screening in Adolescents: The Potential To Save A Life

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.