The ASQ Suicide Screening Tool is an evidence-based 4/5-question suicide risk screening tool for ages 10-24. The tool has been used in emergency rooms and pediatric hospitals in the US.
Locally, Dr. Ted Abernathy has been using this tool in his pediatric practice on wellness visits for ages 12 and up.
Parents unaware their child was thinking of suicide were able to get their child the care they needed before thoughts became acts. As former president of Beacon Tree Foundation and a parent who lost a child to suicide, I’ve made it a goal to work with this team to help implement the ASQ tool into pediatric, family care, and primary care practices in Virginia.
The goal of this meeting was to meet the entire ASQ team at NIMH and share ideas.
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Today, June 10,2022 is the birthday of
my son, Matthew Irvan. Matthew
committed suicide March 16, 2004.
Extremely traumatizing situation
where I, his mother, found him on
bathroom floor. Am glad that helpful
services are offered. I also have much
help to give if ANYONE interested.
Happy birthday Matthew. And thank you for being someone a person can go to when they are struggling with this kind of grief. I am so sorry you saw that last scenery. What did you do to work through it?
So thankful for those 29 lives!
Me, too Leigh!