Introduction and Overview
The following resources are available to help providers screen and assess, design treatment protocol, prescribe medication and provide referrals for children and adolescents at risk for suicide.
Screening & Assessment
The ASQ is a suicide screening tool for use among both youth and adults. All toolkit materials are available on the NIMH website.
Is designed to screen for non-negligible risk and provide initial stratification for those with non-negligible risk into mild, moderate, or high risk.
There are two proven types of psychotherapies Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT)
Referral and Co-Management
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Clozapine is the only FDA approved medication for suicidal risk reduction
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National Institute of Mental Health: The lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.
Teen Suicides: What are the Risk Factors? Child Mind Institute reviews common risk and protective factors related to youth suicide.
Which Kids are at Highest Risk for Suicide? Healthy Children review risk factors for suicide in children.
How to Deal with Suicide: Crisis Text Line provides an updated take on common warning signs, risk factors, and prevention ideas for youth suicide.
Printable Suicide Safety Plan: A fill-in-the-blank template for developing a safety plan with warning signs, supportive people, distractions, and professional help for someone in crisis.
Blog by Dr. John Sommers-Flanagan: Current research, training resources, and clinical techniques for supporting a person who is experiencing suicidal ideation.
Youth Suicide Warning Signs: Provides a short and simple overview of suicide warning signs and the next steps.
Suicide Rising Across the US: The Center for Disease Control’s vital signs suicide overview.
Evaluating Iatrogenic Risk of Youth Suicide Screening Programs: A randomized control trial.
Screening pediatric medical patients for suicide risk: Is depression screening enough.
Why Does Montana Have Such a High Suicide Rate? Suffer Out Load, a Montana based blog about mental illness offers a review of Montana’s most recent suicide report.
Middle School Suicides Reach an All-Time High: NPR Ed review of the increase in youth suicide.
The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What We Know and What it Means for Schools: Center for Disease Control report about bullying prevention as a means of suicide prevention.