Released in recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s latest publication addresses the growing crisis of pediatric suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youths aged 10-24, and significant racial disparities also exist in this growing crisis: rates of suicide among Black youth aged 13 and younger are twice that of White youth. However, primary care providers working with pediatric populations at health centers and elsewhere have a crucial opportunity to intervene.
Developed in partnership with Concert Health and with the support of the Centene Corporation, “Suicide Safer Care: A Toolkit for Pediatric Primary Care Providers & School-Based Health Centers” provides an overview of pediatric suicide, common risk factors and warning signs, and screening tools, clinical pathways, and evidence-based interventions. Read the publication, browse other Suicide Safer Care resources, and stay tuned for an upcoming webinar!
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More Resources on Pediatric and Adult Suicide Safer Care
Using the Zero Suicide framework as a foundation and with the generous support of the Centene Corporation, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved created the Suicide Safer Care curriculum to train primary care providers and their teams on skills for suicide risk assessment, evidence-based interventions, referral and transition when needed, and changing the culture of addressing suicide risk across clinical practice. Learn more about the curriculum and useful resources for primary care providers.