Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care

For a youth at risk for suicide, a primary care visit may be the only chance to access needed care. PCMH is offering training and consultation to help practices implement a youth suicide prevention care pathway and deliver suicide safer care.

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Providers can intervene at a critical time and save lives

Even before COVID-19, 1 in 7 Colorado high school students said they seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months.

Now, mental health concerns among children & youth are rising as a result of the pandemic.

PCMH developed a youth suicide prevention care pathway to help providers deliver suicide safer care. Rooted in the Zero Suicide framework, the pathway includes brief evidence-based interventions.

PARTNER WITH US TO IMPROVE CARE

PCMH offers free training and consultation to help clinics implement the youth suicide prevention care pathway. Participating providers learn what to do when a patient expresses thoughts of suicide and how to keep them safe until they receive the appropriate ongoing support.  

Participating clinics receive:

Two one-hour
trainings

Pre- and post-
training consultation

One year of
implementation support
and data analysis

MOC4 (pediatricians) or
PI-MOC/CME (FP/NP/PA)
for participants

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Interested in learning more about the suicide screening tool we recommend? Have questions about the program? Click through our FAQs and Suicide Screening Tools Comparison to learn more.

Frequently asked questions

Review FAQs to find out more about the program, the care pathway, the screening tool, and implementation.

Screening tool comparison

Compare common adolescent suicide screening tools for use in primary care, including the aSQ tool.

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Our aim is to equip Colorado providers with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to effectively identify and intervene with youth experiencing thoughts of suicide. Please send us an email to learn more and get involved.
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