Dustin Bogan PA-C of Pediatric and Adolescent Health Partners talks about suicide screening before and during COVID, the rise in results, and the lives saved. He has some amazing stories and it’s worth your time to listen.
This one also focuses on how his practice, the first in the country, uses the ASQ Suicide Screening Tool from NIMH, the results they’ve gotten.
- During COVID-19 pandemic, there were 2-3 consults per day for depression and anxiety even with the limited patient visits and from there, at least 3-4 of those had suicidal ideation
- 2-6 people are struggling with thoughts of suicide across all pediatric offices per week
- Uptick in Suicide screens: Baseline was 12% of patient population had suicidal ideation. During covid it was more like 16-17% again with a limited number of pediatric patients coming in.
- Dr. Lia Gaggino numbers were trending at 15% using the PHQ-9, as many as 23% in June of 2020.