When are youth at greatest risk for suicide?
One of the most important clinical questions remains: Will this at-risk adolescent attempt suicide today or tomorrow? Unfortunately, as a field, we know very little about when youth are at greatest risk for engaging in suicidal behavior. A major focus of our research is to identify near-term, or acute, risk factors for suicidal behavior. Our ongoing research aims to identify short-term risk factors among youth after discharge from inpatient hospitalization—a high-risk time period.
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