Addressing suicide risk in primary care to reduce youth suicide

Project Type(s):

Principal Investigator(s):

Suicide is a leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds in the US, and half of youth who die by suicide contact a primary care provider within one month prior to suicide. Suicide risk screening and access to brief and effective suicide prevention interventions remain an important step in reducing suicide, yet comprehensive suicide prevention pathways focused on youth have not been widely implemented or evaluated in primary care settings, in part due to lack of trained clinicians and time to provide services.

This project aims to address these challenges by developing clinician training and adapting and optimizing a brief, evidence-based suicide intervention, SAFETY- Acute(A), for use in primary care to support the development of an effective and sustainable primary care-based suicide prevention pathway for youth with low to moderate suicide risk.

Project Period:
January 1, 2023 December 31, 2023

Funding Type(s):

Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

Geographic Area(s):
King County, University of Washington

Practice Type(s):
Primary Care

Patient Population(s):

Targeted Condition(s):
Suicidal Ideation