I had the pleasure of being one of the keynote speakers for a Youth Suicide Prevention summit with AFSP (American Foundation of Suicide Prevention), AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), and NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health.
Suicide is complex but often preventable. Pediatric health clinicians, adults working with youth in school and community settings, families, and peers can play a critical role in identifying and supporting youth at risk for suicide.
See the links below for information on the collaboration of over 45 experts who came together from multiple gender and ethnic groups to create this blueprint for preventing this cause of death in our youth in clinical, educational, and community settings. It offers a pathway and resources. I was honored to be able to see one of the early drafts and suggest edits.
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