Adolescent Depression and Suicide

Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Differentiate between commonly used terms to describe suicidal ideation and behaviors.

2. Compare and contrast available evidence-based screening instruments used to assess suicidality in adolescents.

3. Outline an immediate treatment strategy for suicidal adolescents.

4. Outline an initial treatment strategy for adolescents who present to the ED with signs of depression.

5. Using shared decision-making, develop a safety plan with patients that includes an emergency communication plan to address increased suicidality or acute crisis.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/08/2022

Darren G. Levin, PhD – Licensed Psychologist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Clinical Director at Valley Forge Educational Services, Malvern, Pennsylvania

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/08/2022
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