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New Guidance Published For Universal Youth Suicide Risk Screening Programs

Dec 20 2018
In 2016, more than 6,000 individuals under the age of 25 died by suicide. The majority of young people who die by suicide visit a health care provider in the month before their death, indicating that a universal screening program in medical settings could be a powerful intervention tool. An international committee of clinicians and researchers has created a 3-tiered clinical pathway system as a flexible and resource-conscious way to implement universal suicide risk screening within pediatric health care settings. To learn more about new resource, please visit the NIMH website.