Year: 2000 Source: Pediatrics, v.105, no.4, pt.1, (April 2000), p.871-874 SIEC No: 20000243

This statement updates the 1988 position of the American Academy of Pediatrics & assists pediatricians in the identification & management of adolescents at risk for suicide. The extent to which pediatricians can provide appropriate care for suicidal adolescents depends on their knowledge, skills, comfort with the topic, & ready access to appropriate community resources. The article concludes with six recommendations for pediatricians. (28 refs.)