Year: 2022 Source: Cham, CH: Springer Briefs in Psychology. (2022). p. 63-70. SIEC No: 20220735
Suicide risk screening for youth in medical settings, especially in primary care, is supported and encouraged by The Joint Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Implementing suicide risk screening and assessment with evidence-based tools can enhance feasibility of screening programs without overburdening busy systems of care. This chapter will highlight existing research on suicide risk screening and assessment in medical settings, discuss the importance of utilizing clinical pathways to effectively manage youth who screen positive for suicide risk, and provide recommendations on best practices for implementing suicide risk screening in medical settings.