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Prevention of youth suicide: the role of the primary care physician

by jmiller on July 13, 2012

concludes:  Primary care physicians can play a mojor role in helping prevent youth suicide by screening for risk factors, promoting protective factors, detecting warning signs, assessing suicide risk, and appropriately treating/managing distressed youth and/or referring patients for mental health care.  Primary care settings should support physician efforts by establishing office protocols and specific procedures.  (JCOM, June)  click here for full text