Module 3 –Youth Suicide: Improving Prevention, Identification and Care

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41st Annual Marty Sklaire Critical Issues on School Health Conference

Module 3 –Youth Suicide: Improving Prevention, Identification and Care


Youth suicide is the second leading cause of death in the 10 - 24 year old age group.  Despite efforts to prevent suicide amongst youth the prevalence of suicide deaths and behaviors continues to grow.  We will discuss rising suicide rates nationally and here in Connecticut. We will demonstrate how suicide risk can be feasibly assessed using evidenced based tools and how to manage patients with suicide risk. Finally you will learn how to reduce a patients risk of self-harm or death by suicide.



Steven C. Rogers, MD, MS-CTR
Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Mental Health Services
Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Research Scientist
Connecticut Children's Injury Prevention Center

Associate Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine


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  1. Illustrate the prevalence of suicide amongst youth in the United States and specifically here in Connecticut
  2. Review the importance of providing universal suicide screening in your practice and how it is feasible
  3. Recognize the impact of the pandemic on youth mental health and suicidality.


Dr. Rogers has no financial conflicts of interest relative to this activity.