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In light of news about another suicide cluster among high school students in Ohio, we revisit a blog post by Dr. Esposito about the importance of screening for mental health conditions.
Read more for a roundup for newsworthy articles from November 2017.
Here is our ICYMI news roundup for August 2017.
It is exciting when you can see the positive impact of public policy on health outcomes of our children. A study recently published by JAMA Pediatrics provides cause to hope that we can decrease the rates of suicide attempts among adolescents.
CHOP's Violence Prevention Initiative has a new resource available-- a recorded webinar on the topic of suicide prevention in children and adolescents.
In a previous post, we shared new information about suicide in young children-- including research that showed that young black children were at particular risk for completing suicide. Read more about the nuances of screening for and managing suicidal thoughts in young children
Patty Huang shares implications for practitioners of a new study describing suicide among elementary school-age children.
Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death among children and young adults, and recently released statistics from the CDC report an overall increase of suicide rates by 24 percent over a recent 15 year span. There is a 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.
In the wake of another suicide cluster in California, learn what we can do to prevent these tragedies 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.