Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth and young adults ages 10-24. Suicide is tragic but can be prevented. Pediatric health clinicians are well-positioned to identify and support youth at risk for suicide in any type of clinical setting. Universal screening, standardized clinical pathways, and leveraging the strengths of all members of the care team can facilitate integration of suicide prevention care into practice.
Youth Suicide Prevention: Strategies for Clinical Settings is a two-page resource that provides a brief overview of strategies to address youth suicide prevention in clinical settings. It was created by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as part of the Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention.
For full details on integrating suicide prevention protocols into clinical settings, visit the Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention.