Year: 2018 Source: Nursing. (2018). 48(9): 32-38. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000544211.85664.4c. SIEC No: 20180550

Suicide is one of the most preventable causes of death among children and adolescents. Because nurses are often the first to interact with someone who is suicidal, all healthcare settings should have protocols for suicide screening and prevention. This article addresses the issue of suicide among adolescents and focuses on risk assessment, therapeutic interventions, and recommendations for successful outcomes.