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Bottom Line Recommendations: Suicidal Risk Screening and Assessment

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Dr. Matthew Morrissette, Dr. Amanda Newton, Dr. Stephen Freedman, Dr. Laurenc...

Bottom Line Recommendations for screening and assessment of suicide risk. September 2021, Version 1.0

Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment & Management, AMH

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Alberta Health Services

Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment & Management (SPRAM) is a web-based, interactive e-Learning series designed to respond to the foundational learning needs of health practitioners working in Addiction and Mental Health (AMH).

Ask Suicide Screening Questions Toolkit

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National Mental Health Institute

The ASQ toolkit is organized by the medical setting in which it will be used: emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical unit, and outpatient primary care and specialty clinics.

Bottom Line Recommendations: Suicidal Risk Screening and Assessment

Download

Dr. Matthew Morrissette, Dr. Amanda Newton, Dr. Stephen Freedman, Dr. Laurenc...

Bottom Line Recommendations for screening and assessment of suicide risk. September 2021, Version 1.0

Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment & Management, AMH

Visit

Alberta Health Services

Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment & Management (SPRAM) is a web-based, interactive e-Learning series designed to respond to the foundational learning needs of health practitioners working in Addiction and Mental Health (AMH).

Ask Suicide Screening Questions Toolkit

Visit

National Mental Health Institute

The ASQ toolkit is organized by the medical setting in which it will be used: emergency department, inpatient medical/surgical unit, and outpatient primary care and specialty clinics.

Systematic reviews English (14) French All (14)

Systematic Review: Suicide in the pediatric population: screening, risk assessment and treatment

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Cwik MF, O'Keefe VM, Haroz EE

Objective: to synthesise the literature on paediatric suicide screening, risk assessment and treatment to inform clinical practice and suicide prevention efforts.

Systematic Review: Suicide Risk Screening in the Hospital Setting: A Review of Brief Validated Tools

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Thom R, Hogan C, Hazen E

Objective: review and summarize the properties of brief suicide risk-screening tools described in the literature and discuss the benefits of using these tools for universal screening in the general hospital setting, as well as the significant limitations in their use in the general hospital setting.

Systematic Review: Prediction Models for Suicide Attempts and Deaths: A Systematic Review and Simulation

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Belsher, B. E., Smolenski, D. J., Pruitt, L. D., Bush, N. E., Beech, E. H., W...

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of suicide prediction models in predicting suicide and suicide attempts and to simulate the effects of implementing suicide prediction models using population-level estimates of suicide rates.

Systematic Review: On the Iatrogenic Risk of Assessing Suicidality: A Meta-Analysis

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DeCou CR, Schumann ME

Objective: quantitatively synthesized research concerning the iatrogenic risks of assessing suicidality

Systematic Review: Suicide Evaluation in the Pediatric Emergency Setting

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Ambrose AJH, Prager LM

Objective: to review current peds education screening tools

Systematic Review: Instruments for the Assessment of Suicide Risk: A Systematic Review Evaluating the Certainty of the Evidence

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Runeson B, Odeberg J, Pettersson A, Edbom T, Jildevik Adamsson I, Waern M

Objective: to evaluate the evidence for these instruments including assessment of risk of bias and diagnostic accuracy for suicide and suicide attempt.

Systematic Review: Predicting Suicidal Behaviours Using Clinical Instruments: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Positive Predictive Values for Risk Scales

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Carter G, Milner A, McGill K, Pirkis J, Kapur N, Spittal MJ.

Objective: To identify studies of predictive instruments and to calculate PPV estimates for suicidal behaviours.

Systematic Review: A Systematic Review of Instruments to Identify Mental Health and Substance Use Problems Among Children in the Emergency Department

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Newton AS, Soleimani A, Kirkland SW, Gokiert RJ.

Objective: to investigate the psychometric properties, accuracy, and performance metrics of instruments used in the ED to identify pediatric mental health and substance use problems.

Systematic Review: Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Formulation Part I: A Focus on Suicide Ideation in Assessing Suicide Risk

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Silverman MM, Berman AL

Objective: to identify risk and protective factors that then provide the data for the formulation of suicide risk.

Systematic Review: Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Formulation Part II: Suicide Risk Formulation and the Determination of Levels of Risk

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Berman AL, Silverman MM

Objective: to review the salient clinical issues that define an SRF, provide a historical perspective on how clinicians have been trained to make an SRF, and suggest modeling for an SRF that might guide clinical researchers toward refinement and validation as a trainable guide to clinical judgment.

Systematic Review: Literature-based Recommendations for Suicide Assessment in the Emergency Department: A Review

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Ronquillo L, Minassian A, Vilke GM, Wilson MP

Objective: Given the emphasis on screening for suicidal ideation in the general hospital and ED, it is important for Emergency Physicians to be able to understand and perform suicide risk assessment.

Systematic Review: Screening for Suicide Risk in the Pediatric Emergency and Acute Care Setting

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Wintersteen MB, Diamond GS, Fein JA

Objective: reviews epidemiology, psychiatric comorbidities, risk factors, warning signs, screening measures, and issues related to screening for suicide risk in the pediatric emergency department and acute care settings.

Systematic Review: Assessing Suicidal Youth With Antisocial, Borderline, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

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Links PS, Gould B, Ratnayake R

Objective: First, we review the epidemiologic evidence for the association between suicidal behaviour and suicide in individuals diagnosed with antisocial, borderline, or narcissistic personality disorder. Second, we examine whether any potentially modifiable risk factors are associated with these diagnoses, based on existing empirical evidence. Last, we discuss clinical approaches to assessing youth with antisocial, borderline, or narcissistic personality disorder presenting at risk for suicide.

Systematic Review: The Assessment of Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Visit

Garrison CZ, Lewinsohn PM, Marsteller F, Langhinrichsen J, Lann I

Objective: to review 29 suicideal risk assessmet instruments.

Systematic Review: Suicide in the pediatric population: screening, risk assessment and treatment

Visit

Cwik MF, O'Keefe VM, Haroz EE

Objective: to synthesise the literature on paediatric suicide screening, risk assessment and treatment to inform clinical practice and suicide prevention efforts.

Systematic Review: Suicide Risk Screening in the Hospital Setting: A Review of Brief Validated Tools

Visit

Thom R, Hogan C, Hazen E

Objective: review and summarize the properties of brief suicide risk-screening tools described in the literature and discuss the benefits of using these tools for universal screening in the general hospital setting, as well as the significant limitations in their use in the general hospital setting.

Systematic Review: Prediction Models for Suicide Attempts and Deaths: A Systematic Review and Simulation

Visit

Belsher, B. E., Smolenski, D. J., Pruitt, L. D., Bush, N. E., Beech, E. H., W...

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of suicide prediction models in predicting suicide and suicide attempts and to simulate the effects of implementing suicide prediction models using population-level estimates of suicide rates.

Systematic Review: On the Iatrogenic Risk of Assessing Suicidality: A Meta-Analysis

Visit

DeCou CR, Schumann ME

Objective: quantitatively synthesized research concerning the iatrogenic risks of assessing suicidality

Systematic Review: Suicide Evaluation in the Pediatric Emergency Setting

Visit

Ambrose AJH, Prager LM

Objective: to review current peds education screening tools

Systematic Review: Instruments for the Assessment of Suicide Risk: A Systematic Review Evaluating the Certainty of the Evidence

Visit

Runeson B, Odeberg J, Pettersson A, Edbom T, Jildevik Adamsson I, Waern M

Objective: to evaluate the evidence for these instruments including assessment of risk of bias and diagnostic accuracy for suicide and suicide attempt.

Systematic Review: Predicting Suicidal Behaviours Using Clinical Instruments: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Positive Predictive Values for Risk Scales

Visit

Carter G, Milner A, McGill K, Pirkis J, Kapur N, Spittal MJ.

Objective: To identify studies of predictive instruments and to calculate PPV estimates for suicidal behaviours.

Systematic Review: A Systematic Review of Instruments to Identify Mental Health and Substance Use Problems Among Children in the Emergency Department

Visit

Newton AS, Soleimani A, Kirkland SW, Gokiert RJ.

Objective: to investigate the psychometric properties, accuracy, and performance metrics of instruments used in the ED to identify pediatric mental health and substance use problems.

Systematic Review: Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Formulation Part I: A Focus on Suicide Ideation in Assessing Suicide Risk

Visit

Silverman MM, Berman AL

Objective: to identify risk and protective factors that then provide the data for the formulation of suicide risk.

Systematic Review: Suicide Risk Assessment and Risk Formulation Part II: Suicide Risk Formulation and the Determination of Levels of Risk

Visit

Berman AL, Silverman MM

Objective: to review the salient clinical issues that define an SRF, provide a historical perspective on how clinicians have been trained to make an SRF, and suggest modeling for an SRF that might guide clinical researchers toward refinement and validation as a trainable guide to clinical judgment.

Systematic Review: Literature-based Recommendations for Suicide Assessment in the Emergency Department: A Review

Visit

Ronquillo L, Minassian A, Vilke GM, Wilson MP

Objective: Given the emphasis on screening for suicidal ideation in the general hospital and ED, it is important for Emergency Physicians to be able to understand and perform suicide risk assessment.

Systematic Review: Screening for Suicide Risk in the Pediatric Emergency and Acute Care Setting

Visit

Wintersteen MB, Diamond GS, Fein JA

Objective: reviews epidemiology, psychiatric comorbidities, risk factors, warning signs, screening measures, and issues related to screening for suicide risk in the pediatric emergency department and acute care settings.

Systematic Review: Assessing Suicidal Youth With Antisocial, Borderline, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Visit

Links PS, Gould B, Ratnayake R

Objective: First, we review the epidemiologic evidence for the association between suicidal behaviour and suicide in individuals diagnosed with antisocial, borderline, or narcissistic personality disorder. Second, we examine whether any potentially modifiable risk factors are associated with these diagnoses, based on existing empirical evidence. Last, we discuss clinical approaches to assessing youth with antisocial, borderline, or narcissistic personality disorder presenting at risk for suicide.

Systematic Review: The Assessment of Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Visit

Garrison CZ, Lewinsohn PM, Marsteller F, Langhinrichsen J, Lann I

Objective: to review 29 suicideal risk assessmet instruments.

Key studies English (17) French All (17)

Key study: The HEADS-ED: Evaluating the Clinical Use of a Brief, Action-Oriented, Pediatric Mental Health Screening Tool

Visit

Cappelli, M., Zemek, R., Polihronis, C., Thibedeau, N. R., Kennedy, A., Gray,...

Objective: to evaluate the clinical use of the HEADS-ED tool for patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department (PED) for mental health (MH) care

Key study: Screening for Suicide Risk Among Youths With a Psychotic Disorder in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Visit

DeVylder, J. E., Ryan, T. C., Cwik, M., Jay, S. Y., Wilson, M. E., Goldstein,...

Objective: youths in a pediatric emergency department with psychotic disorder diagnoses (N=87) were screened with the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions

Key study: Positive Predictive Values and Potential Success of Suicide Prediction Models

Visit

Simon GE, Shortreed SM, Coley RY

Objective: to disagree with the pessimism of Belsher et al1 regarding the potential utility of models predicting suicidal behavior

Key study: The Importance of Screening Preteens for Suicide Risk in the Emergency Department

Visit

Lanzillo EC, Horowitz LM, Wharff EA, Sheftall AH, Pao M, Bridge JA

Objective: To describe the prevalence of screening positive for suicide risk in a sample of 10- to 12-year-olds presenting to the emergency department (ED).

Key study: Identifying the Risk of Suicide Among Adolescents Admitted to a Children's Hospital Using the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions

Visit

Inman DD, Matthews J, Butcher L, Swartz C, Meadows AL

Objective: to assess nurses comfort level with using the ASQ.

Key study: Suicide Risk Screening in Pediatric Hospitals: Clinical Pathways to Address a Global Health Crisis

Visit

Brahmbhatt, K., Kurtz, B. P., Afzal, K. I., Giles, L. L., Kowal, E. D., Johns...

Objective: describe the first attempt to generate clinical pathways for patients presenting to pediatric emergency departments (EDs) and inpatient medical settings.

Key study: Evaluating the HEADS-ED Screening Tool in a Hospital-Based Mental Health and Addictions Central Referral Intake System: A Prospective Cohort Study

Visit

Clark SE, Cloutier P, Polihronis C, Cappelli M

Objective: evaluated the use of a mental health (MH) screening tool in a hospital-based centralized MH referral telephonic intake process.

Key study: A Psychosocial Assessment and Management Tool for Children and Youth in Crisis

Visit

Lee A, Deevska M, Stillwell K, et al. A psychosocial assessment and managemen...

Objective: To evaluate the psychometric properties of HEARTSMAP, an emergency psychosocial assessment and management tool, and its impact on patient care and flow measures.

Key study: Predictive Validity of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale for Short-Term Suicidal Behavior: A Danish Study of Adolescents at a High Risk of Suicide

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Conway PM, Erlangsen A, Teasdale TW, Jakobsen IS, Larsen KJ

Objective: examined the predictive and incremental predictive validity of past-month suicidal behavior and ideation for short-term suicidal behavior among adolescents at high risk of suicide

Key study: Identification of At-Risk Youth by Suicide Screening in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Visit

Ballard, E. D., Cwik, M., Van Eck, K., Goldstein, M., Alfes, C., Wilson, M. E...

Objective: retrospective review of the implementation of a brief suicide screen for pediatric psychiatric ED patients as standard of care

Key study: Columbia-suicide Severity Rating Scale: Predictive Validity With Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Patients

Visit

Gipson PY, Agarwala P, Opperman KJ, Horwitz A, King CA

Objective: examined the predictive validity of a highly promising instrument, the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).

Key study: The Current State of Mental Health Services in Canada's Paediatric Emergency Departments

Visit

Leon, S. L., Cappelli, M., Ali, S., Craig, W., Curran, J., Gokiert, R., Klass...

Objective: To describe emergency mental health services in major paediatric centres across Canada.

Key study: The HEADS-ED: A Rapid Mental Health Screening Tool for Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department

Visit

Cappelli, M., Gray, C., Zemek, R., Cloutier, P., Kennedy, A., Glennie, E., Do...

Objective: developed the rapid screening tool home, education, activities/peers, drugs/alcohol, suicidality, emotions/behavior, discharge resources (HEADS-ED), which is a modification of "HEADS," a mnemonic widely used to obtain a psychosocial history in adolescents.

Key study: Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ): A Brief Instrument for the Pediatric Emergency Department

Visit

Horowitz, L. M., Bridge, J. A., Teach, S. J., Ballard, E., Klima, J., Rosenst...

Objective: To develop a brief screening instrument to assess the risk for suicide in pediatric emergency department patients.

Key study: Patients' Opinions About Suicide Screening in a Pediatric Emergency Department

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Ballard, E. D., Bosk, A., Snyder, D., Pao, M., Bridge, J. A., Wharff, E. A., ...

Objective: describes pediatric patients' opinions regarding suicide screening in that setting.

Key study: Estimating Risk for Suicide Attempt: Are We Asking the Right Questions? Passive Suicidal Ideation as a Marker for Suicidal Behavior

Visit

Baca-Garcia, E., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M., Oquendo, M. A., Keyes, K. M., Hasin,...

Objective: to compare desire for death and suicidal ideation as clinical markers for suicide attempts.

Key study: Feasibility of Screening Patients With Nonpsychiatric Complaints for Suicide Risk in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Good Time to Talk?

Visit

Horowitz, L., Ballard, E., Teach, S. J., Bosk, A., Rosenstein, D. L., Joshi, ...

Objective: As part of an instrument validation study, ED patients (10-21 years old) with both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric presenting complaints were recruited to take part in suicide screening.

Key study: The HEADS-ED: Evaluating the Clinical Use of a Brief, Action-Oriented, Pediatric Mental Health Screening Tool

Visit

Cappelli, M., Zemek, R., Polihronis, C., Thibedeau, N. R., Kennedy, A., Gray,...

Objective: to evaluate the clinical use of the HEADS-ED tool for patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department (PED) for mental health (MH) care

Key study: Screening for Suicide Risk Among Youths With a Psychotic Disorder in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Visit

DeVylder, J. E., Ryan, T. C., Cwik, M., Jay, S. Y., Wilson, M. E., Goldstein,...

Objective: youths in a pediatric emergency department with psychotic disorder diagnoses (N=87) were screened with the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions

Key study: Positive Predictive Values and Potential Success of Suicide Prediction Models

Visit

Simon GE, Shortreed SM, Coley RY

Objective: to disagree with the pessimism of Belsher et al1 regarding the potential utility of models predicting suicidal behavior

Key study: The Importance of Screening Preteens for Suicide Risk in the Emergency Department

Visit

Lanzillo EC, Horowitz LM, Wharff EA, Sheftall AH, Pao M, Bridge JA

Objective: To describe the prevalence of screening positive for suicide risk in a sample of 10- to 12-year-olds presenting to the emergency department (ED).

Key study: Identifying the Risk of Suicide Among Adolescents Admitted to a Children's Hospital Using the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions

Visit

Inman DD, Matthews J, Butcher L, Swartz C, Meadows AL

Objective: to assess nurses comfort level with using the ASQ.

Key study: Suicide Risk Screening in Pediatric Hospitals: Clinical Pathways to Address a Global Health Crisis

Visit

Brahmbhatt, K., Kurtz, B. P., Afzal, K. I., Giles, L. L., Kowal, E. D., Johns...

Objective: describe the first attempt to generate clinical pathways for patients presenting to pediatric emergency departments (EDs) and inpatient medical settings.

Key study: Evaluating the HEADS-ED Screening Tool in a Hospital-Based Mental Health and Addictions Central Referral Intake System: A Prospective Cohort Study

Visit

Clark SE, Cloutier P, Polihronis C, Cappelli M

Objective: evaluated the use of a mental health (MH) screening tool in a hospital-based centralized MH referral telephonic intake process.

Key study: A Psychosocial Assessment and Management Tool for Children and Youth in Crisis

Visit

Lee A, Deevska M, Stillwell K, et al. A psychosocial assessment and managemen...

Objective: To evaluate the psychometric properties of HEARTSMAP, an emergency psychosocial assessment and management tool, and its impact on patient care and flow measures.

Key study: Predictive Validity of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale for Short-Term Suicidal Behavior: A Danish Study of Adolescents at a High Risk of Suicide

Visit

Conway PM, Erlangsen A, Teasdale TW, Jakobsen IS, Larsen KJ

Objective: examined the predictive and incremental predictive validity of past-month suicidal behavior and ideation for short-term suicidal behavior among adolescents at high risk of suicide

Key study: Identification of At-Risk Youth by Suicide Screening in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Visit

Ballard, E. D., Cwik, M., Van Eck, K., Goldstein, M., Alfes, C., Wilson, M. E...

Objective: retrospective review of the implementation of a brief suicide screen for pediatric psychiatric ED patients as standard of care

Key study: Columbia-suicide Severity Rating Scale: Predictive Validity With Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Patients

Visit

Gipson PY, Agarwala P, Opperman KJ, Horwitz A, King CA

Objective: examined the predictive validity of a highly promising instrument, the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).

Key study: The Current State of Mental Health Services in Canada's Paediatric Emergency Departments

Visit

Leon, S. L., Cappelli, M., Ali, S., Craig, W., Curran, J., Gokiert, R., Klass...

Objective: To describe emergency mental health services in major paediatric centres across Canada.

Key study: The HEADS-ED: A Rapid Mental Health Screening Tool for Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department

Visit

Cappelli, M., Gray, C., Zemek, R., Cloutier, P., Kennedy, A., Glennie, E., Do...

Objective: developed the rapid screening tool home, education, activities/peers, drugs/alcohol, suicidality, emotions/behavior, discharge resources (HEADS-ED), which is a modification of "HEADS," a mnemonic widely used to obtain a psychosocial history in adolescents.

Key study: Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ): A Brief Instrument for the Pediatric Emergency Department

Visit

Horowitz, L. M., Bridge, J. A., Teach, S. J., Ballard, E., Klima, J., Rosenst...

Objective: To develop a brief screening instrument to assess the risk for suicide in pediatric emergency department patients.

Key study: Patients' Opinions About Suicide Screening in a Pediatric Emergency Department

Visit

Ballard, E. D., Bosk, A., Snyder, D., Pao, M., Bridge, J. A., Wharff, E. A., ...

Objective: describes pediatric patients' opinions regarding suicide screening in that setting.

Key study: Estimating Risk for Suicide Attempt: Are We Asking the Right Questions? Passive Suicidal Ideation as a Marker for Suicidal Behavior

Visit

Baca-Garcia, E., Perez-Rodriguez, M. M., Oquendo, M. A., Keyes, K. M., Hasin,...

Objective: to compare desire for death and suicidal ideation as clinical markers for suicide attempts.

Key study: Feasibility of Screening Patients With Nonpsychiatric Complaints for Suicide Risk in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Good Time to Talk?

Visit

Horowitz, L., Ballard, E., Teach, S. J., Bosk, A., Rosenstein, D. L., Joshi, ...

Objective: As part of an instrument validation study, ED patients (10-21 years old) with both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric presenting complaints were recruited to take part in suicide screening.

Other English (5) French All (5)

Clinical Practice Guideline: Suicide Risk Assessment

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Emergency Nursing Association

Clinical Practice Guideline: Suicide Risk Assessment: Authored by the 2017 ENA Clinical Practice Guideline Committee

Clincal Practice Guideline: Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents

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American Academy of Pediatrics

This report updates the previous statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is intended to assist pediatricians, in collaboration with other child and adolescent health care professionals, in the identification and management of the adolescent at risk for suicide

Clincal Practice Guideline: Suicidal ideation and behaviour

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Canadian Paediatric Society

The present practice point provides paediatricians and child health professionals with a framework for assessing the adolescent with suicidal thoughts and/or behaviours.

Clincal Practice Guideline: Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors

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American Psychology Association

Non peds specific practise guidline for assessment treatment suicidal behavors

Clincal Practice Guideline: Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Suicidal Behavior. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

These guidelines review what is known about the epidemiology, causes, management, and prevention of suicide and attempted suicide in young people. Detailed guidelines are provided concerning the assessment and emergency management of the children and adolescents who present with suicidal behavior.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Suicide Risk Assessment

Visit

Emergency Nursing Association

Clinical Practice Guideline: Suicide Risk Assessment: Authored by the 2017 ENA Clinical Practice Guideline Committee

Clincal Practice Guideline: Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents

Visit

American Academy of Pediatrics

This report updates the previous statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is intended to assist pediatricians, in collaboration with other child and adolescent health care professionals, in the identification and management of the adolescent at risk for suicide

Clincal Practice Guideline: Suicidal ideation and behaviour

Visit

Canadian Paediatric Society

The present practice point provides paediatricians and child health professionals with a framework for assessing the adolescent with suicidal thoughts and/or behaviours.

Clincal Practice Guideline: Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors

Visit

American Psychology Association

Non peds specific practise guidline for assessment treatment suicidal behavors

Clincal Practice Guideline: Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Suicidal Behavior. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Visit

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

These guidelines review what is known about the epidemiology, causes, management, and prevention of suicide and attempted suicide in young people. Detailed guidelines are provided concerning the assessment and emergency management of the children and adolescents who present with suicidal behavior.