In this session, pediatrician and addiction medicine specialist Lucien Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP and child and adolescent psychiatrist Elise Fallucco, MD, DFAACAP discussed important considerations for safety and suicidality in a telehealth environment. Dr Gonzalez and Dr Fallucco shared practical strategies that pediatric clinicians can use to evaluate patient confidentiality, assess suicide risk and connect patients and families to resources via telehealth.

The questions submitted by attendees during the live webinar, with responses from the presenters, appear below the video. 

Note: For updated recommendations and resources from the AAP related to youth suicide prevention, review the Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention at

Additional Questions Submitted During Q&A


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