Year: 2014 Source: Archives of Suicide Research.(2013).17(4):323-334. DOI:10.1080/13811118.2013.801807 SIEC No: 20131010

The objective of this study was to examine mental health follow-up patterns and need for additional urgent ED evaluation in adolescents discharged home from a pediatric ED after an evaluation for suicidal ideation or attempt. In the study, the parent or guardian of suicidal youth ages 11 to 18 years who were discharged from the pediatric ED were interviewed by telephone between 1 and 2 months following the initial visit and asked about their child’s suicide risk, mental health follow-up, return ED visits, and previous mental health experiences.