Assessing and Managing Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: New Approaches
Each month The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation hosts a Meet the Scientist Webinar featuring a researcher discussing the latest findings related to mental illness. In September, 2020, the Foundation featured Dr. David A. Brent of University of Pittsburgh.Description: It is hard to prevent adolescent suicide because most suicidal youth present in non-mental health settings, where there is often a lack of personnel trained in assessing and managing suicidal behavior. Another challenge is that assessment currently relies almost entirely on youth self-report. In this webinar Dr. Brent will discuss some new approaches to assessment and management, including use of adaptive screening in emergency settings, application of machine learning to electronic health records to identify individuals at high risk for imminent suicidal behavior, use of functional neuroimaging to identify unique neural signatures of suicidal thoughts, and application of a safety planning app that helps protect youth against acting on suicidal urges.Learn more at https://www.bbrfoundation.org/event/assessing-and-managing-adolescent-suicidal-behavior-new-approaches Visit us on the web: https://www.bbrfoundation.org If you like this presentation, please share it!