Screening youth for suicide risk in medical settings: Time to ask questions

Lisa M. Horowitz, Jeffrey A. Bridge, Maryland Pao, Edwin D. Boudreaux

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This paper focuses on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention's Research Prioritization Task Force's Aspirational Goal 2 (screening for suicide risk) as it pertains specifically to children, adolescents, and young adults. Two assumptions are forwarded: (1) strategies for screening youth for suicide risk need to be tailored developmentally; and (2) we must use instruments that were created and tested specifically for suicide risk detection and developed specifically for youth. Recommendations for shifting the current paradigm include universal suicide screening for youth in medical settings with validated instruments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S170-S175
JournalAmerican journal of preventive medicine
Issue number3 SUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Sep 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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