Addresses the public health crisis of youth suicide and discusses suicide prevention and intervention
Examines suicide epidemiology, risk detection in school and medical settings, and safety counseling
This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access
Part of the book series: Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice (ACFPP)
Table of contents (18 chapters)
Foundations of Youth Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention and Postvention in School Settings
Cultural Considerations and Specific Populations
Improving Quality of Suicide Care Across Systems
About this book
This open access book focuses on the public health crisis of youth suicide and provides a review of current research and prevention practices. It addresses important topics, including suicide epidemiology, suicide risk detection in school and medical settings, critical cultural considerations, and approaches to lethal means safety. This book offers cutting-edge research on emerging discoveries in the neurobiology of suicide, psychopharmacology, and machine learning. It focuses on upstream suicide prevention research methods and details how cost-effective approaches can mitigate youth suicide risk when implemented at a universal level. Chapters discuss critical areas for future research, including how to evaluate the effectiveness of suicide prevention and intervention efforts, increase access to mental health care, and overcome systemic barriers that undermine generalizability of prevention strategies. Finally, this book highlights what is currently working well in youth suicide prevention and, just as important, which areas require more attention and support.
Key topics include:
- The neurobiology of suicide in at-risk children and adolescents.
- The role of machine learning in youth suicide prevention.
- Suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention in schools.
- Suicide risk screening and assessment in medical settings.
- Culturally informed risk assessment and suicide prevention efforts with minority youth.
- School mental health partnerships and telehealth models of care in rural communities.
- Suicide and self-harm prevention and interventions for LGBTQ+ youth.
- Risk factors associated with suicidal behavior in Black youth.
- Preventing suicide in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID).
Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention is a must-have resource for policy makers and related professionals, graduate students, and researchers in child and school psychology, family studies, public health, social work, law/criminal justice, sociology, and all related disciplines.
- Autism, intellectual disability, youth suicide risk
- Cultural considerations, youth suicide assessment
- Demographics, risk factors, youth suicide
- Depression, suicidal ideation in adolescents
- Ethnic, gender, sexual minority youth and suicide risk
- Hospital-school-community partnerships, youth suicide
- LGBTQ+ youth and suicide prevention
- Machine learning, youth suicide prevention
- Medical settings, primary care, youth suicide
- Minority youth, discrimination, trauma, suicide risk
- Neurobiology, suicide, children and adolescents
- Pharmacology, suicide interventions, youth
- Protective factors, youth, suicide prevention
- Rural communities, youth suicide
- School mental health, youth suicide risk
- School-based suicide prevention programs
- Suicidal behavior, youth, epidemiology
- Suicide bereavement, social networks, adolescence
- Youth suicide prevention and intervention
- open access
Editors and Affiliations
Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, USA
John P. Ackerman
National Institute of Mental Health, Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
Lisa M. Horowitz
About the editors
Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH, is a Staff Scientist / Pediatric Psychologist in the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health. She serves as a senior attending psychologist with a specialty in pediatric psychology on the Psychiatry Service in the Hatfield Clinical Research Center at NIH. The major focus of Dr. Horowitz’s research has been detection of suicide risk in the medical setting. She is lead PI on six NIMH suicide prevention protocols that involve validating and implementing the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) in the ED, inpatient medical/surgical, outpatient primary care settings. Dr. Horowitz is collaborating with hospitals, outpatient pediatric clinics, and school settings around the country, assisting with implementation of suicide risk screening and management of patients who screen positive using the ASQ Toolkit and Youth Suicide Risk Screening Clinical Pathways.
Book Title: Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention
Book Subtitle: Best Practices and Policy Implications
Editors: John P. Ackerman, Lisa M. Horowitz
Series Title: Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Author(s) 2022
License: CC BY
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-06126-4
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-06127-1
Series ISSN: 2625-2546
Series E-ISSN: 2625-2554
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVI, 169
Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour