On Demand Grand Rounds: Risk Factors and Warning Signs for Adolescent Suicide Attempts

This presentation was originally reviewed on March 19, 2024, and broadcast live online on March 20, 2024, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth and an urgent public health and clinical concern. King’s presentation will cover the demographic and clinical risk for adolescent suicide attempts, highlighting the importance of multi-factorial risk prediction.  Following a discussion of risk factors, Dr. King will describe the challenges of suicide risk screening and share the evidence base for three adolescent suicide risk screening tools, discussing their relative strengths and weaknesses. Finally, recent empirical data on the 14-hour warning signs for adolescent suicide attempts will be presented.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain how early life adversity can affect individuals on neurobiological levels.
  2. Describe two suicide risk screening strategies for adolescents.
  3. Identify two warning signs for adolescent suicide attempts that have been identified in research with parents and caregivers.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
05/08/2024
Course expires: 
05/06/2026

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This activity was provided by grants from Congressman Jamie Raskin and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

About the speaker

Cheryl King, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program at the University of Michigan. A clinical psychologist, educator and research mentor, Dr. King has served as Director of Psychology Training and Chief Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry, and she has twice received the Teacher of the Year Award in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. A graduate of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Indiana University, Dr. King’s research focuses on the development of culturally tailored and evidence-based practices for youth suicide risk screening, assessment, and intervention. She has provided leadership for multiple federally funded research projects, including the Youth-Nominated Support Team Intervention for Suicidal Adolescents, Emergency Department Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide, 24-Hour Risk for Suicide Attempts in a National Cohort of Adolescents, and Answering the Alarm: A System of Care for Black Youth at Risk for Suicide. Dr. King has provided testimony in the U.S. Senate on youth suicide prevention and served as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NIMH Council). She is a Past President of the American Association of Suicidology, the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers, and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

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Cheryl King, PhD, reported that she was a scientific advisor and stockholder to Oui Therapeutics and Vytyl Health Management, in the past 24 months. Through review of her disclosures and research, Sheppard Pratt found that she is the owner of a company with a commercial interest. She will not discuss content directly related to the business lines or products of the companies named in this presentation. All conflicts of interest were mitigated through review of her presentation materials.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.00 Psychologists
  • 1.00 MNA Contact Hours for Nurses
  • 1.00 Participation
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Grand Rounds: Risk Factors and Warning Signs for Adolescent Suicide Attempts

Cheryl King, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Director, Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program

University of Michigan

Originally reviewed March 19, 2024.
Originally broadcast live March 20, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: May 6, 2026

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