Teen Suicide: The Facts, the Interventions and What It’s Really Like
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Each year, approximately 5,000 adolescents die by suicide and 600,000 make attempts that require medical attention. Millions more make plans. This presentation brings together renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz and suicide survivor and advocate Kevin Hines in a conversation about why adolescents consider suicide and what we can do to help them.
The discussion will cover the comorbidity of suicide with common mental health disorders, address the outsized role that impulsivity plays in teen suicide and explore Mr. Hines’ personal experience and how this can illuminate the mindset of young people for clinicians.
- Identify signs of suicidal ideation and planning in adolescents and young adults
- Identify contributing and/or comorbid mental health disorders including depression and borderline personality disorder
- Apply strategies to recommend or refer to interventions including mental health treatment and peer support