Year: 2014 Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics.(2009).21(5):628Ð634. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0b013e32833069bd SIEC No: 20140281

Suicide is a preventable cause of death, and any public health relevant effort to prevent youth suicide must include improving access to effective care for at-risk youth as a strategy. Education and training of professionals and consumers, the integration of mental health services in primary care, and the use of novel technologies to track and maintain contact with at-risk youth are worthy of study. Additional research on the relationship between specific treatments, especially antidepressants, and youth suicide risk reduction is desperately needed.