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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Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention
The Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention serves as an educational resource to help health care providers, health professionals, educators, and others implement strategies to prevent youth suicide in clinical and community settings.
Last Updated

05/05/2022

Source

American Academy of Pediatrics