Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among youth and young adults in the United States. However, most individuals at high risk for suicide go unrecognized and untreated, and for half of all suicide attempts, the first attempt is fatal. Suicide prevention strategies include universal, population-based approaches; selective approaches that target high risk subgroups, and indicated approaches with individuals at elevated risk for suicide. Our team is conducting research on strategies across this continuum to develop improved screening, risk assessment, and prevention/intervention strategies.