Suicide Screening and The Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention with Alex Kemper, MD, Kristen Beck, MD, and Lisa Horowitz, PHD

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Suicide rates continue to increase across the United States and around the world at an alarming rate. In fact, suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth age 10-24 years. While suicide is complex, it is often preventable. Suicide risk screening has been identified as a direct method to detect youths at risk for suicide. Today, the medical home as well as many other settings are perfectly positioned to screen adolescents at risk. In this episode, we are going to unpack the use of evidence-based screening and how primary care providers play a critical role in the identification and prevention of youth suicide.

This episode was recorded at the 2022 PAS Conference in Denver, Colorado. Today I am joined by Alex Kemper, Kristen Beck, and Lisa Horowitz. Alex Kemper is joining us from Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he serves as the Division Chief in Ambulatory Pediatrics and is a professor at the Ohio State University college of Medicine. Kristen Beck is also joining us from Nationwide Children’s where she works in the department of pediatrics in the primary care setting. Lisa Horowitz is joining us from the National Institute of Mental Health where she is a pediatric Psychologist and Senior Associate Scientist.

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