An emergency department intervention for linking pediatric suicidal patients to follow-up mental health treatment.

TitleAn emergency department intervention for linking pediatric suicidal patients to follow-up mental health treatment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAsarnow, JR, Baraff LJ, Berk M, Grob CS, Devich-Navarro M, Suddath R, Piacentini JC, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Cohen D, Tang L
JournalPsychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Volume62
Issue11
Pagination1303-9
Date Published2011 Nov
ISSN1557-9700
KeywordsAdolescent, Ambulatory Care, Child, Cognitive Therapy, Community Mental Health Services, Depressive Disorder, Emergency Service, Hospital, family therapy, Female, Humans, Male, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Patient Discharge, Pilot Projects, Regression Analysis, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic, Suicidal Ideation, Suicide, Suicide, Attempted, Treatment Outcome, Young Adult
Abstract

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. Many suicidal youths treated in emergency departments do not receive follow-up treatment as advocated by the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Two strategies for improving rates of follow-up treatment were compared.

DOI10.1111/j.1541-0420.2011.01736.x
Alternate JournalPsychiatr Serv