Intensive supportive ambulatory aftercare may increase adherence to treatment and decrease depressive symptoms inpatients after a suicide attempt

Objectives Patients who survive a suicide attempt present an increased risk of relapse during the three months after discharge from a hospital, referred to herein as the post-discharge period. Developing and assessing the efficacy and safety of methods that reduce the risk of relapse in the post-discharge period is critical for professionals in the field […]

Integrating suicide risk screening into pediatric ambulatory subspecialty care

Background: Suicide risk screening is recommended in pediatric care. To date, no previous studies illustrate the implementation of suicide risk screening in pediatric subspecialty care, even though chronic medical conditions are associated with a higher risk of suicide. Methods: A large multidivision pediatric ambulatory clinic implemented annual suicide risk screening. Patients ages 9–21 years participated […]