Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

AAP Campaign/Toolkits

Pediatricians and pediatric heath care providers have a role to play in reducing the risk of suicide among adolescents and young adults. In 2016, suicide was the second leading cause of death among both 10-14 years old (436) and 15-24 years old (5,723) according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. The AAP provides guidance and resources for pediatricians and pediatric health care providers to help identify youth at risk for suicide.

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Tips
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Young Child | Teen

Campaign Materials

Video
Self Harm and Suicide Motivational Interviewing Techniques (16 min)

Infographic
Suicide Among Youth and Young Adults: What Pediatricians Should Know

Poster
Safe Storage and Disposal of Medications

Advocacy
Safe Storage of Firearms

HealthyChildren.org
Which Kids are at the Highest Risk for Suicide?

Video
Depression Motivational Interviewing Techniques (12 min)

Factsheet
Addressing Suicide Prevention: A Factsheet for Primary Care Clinicians

Emotional Health Shareable Handouts

Poster

Mom! Dad! Teen

Advocacy
State Advocacy Fact Sheet: Bullying Prevention

HealthyChildren.org
Mental Health and Teens: Watch for Danger Signs

Video
Suicide Prevention (30 sec)


AAP Voices Blog Post
Adolescent Depression: Be Ready to Ask and Respond

Emotional Health Shareable Handouts

Poster
Mom! Dad! Young Child

HealthyChildren.org
10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide

AAP Recommendations

Policy Statement
Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents


Policy Statement
Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population

Endorsement
Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care
Part I | Part II

​Sample Po​sts for Social Media

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Depression is treatable. Don’t let your teen’s depression or anxiety snowball. Talk with your teen about his or her feelings and contact your pediatrician to find solutions.

It's important for parents to learn about the factors that can put a teen at risk for suicide. The more you know, the better you'll be prepared for understanding what can put your child at risk. pic.twitter.com/wR0g1t8teH

Pediatricians and pediatric heath care providers have a role to play in reducing the risk of suicide among adolescents and young adults. Learn more here:
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