Suicide is the #1 cause of death among Colorado youth ages 10 to 19

Even before COVID-19, oneĀ inĀ sevenĀ Colorado high school students said they had seriously considered suicide within the past 12 months. Primary care interventions can have a dramatic positive impact on thisĀ pediatric mental health crisis. This ECHO series will support primary care providers in the outpatient setting by offering a practical suicide prevention care pathway based on the Zero Suicide framework. Five sessions will cover the implementation of an evidence-based screening tool, assessment, safety planning, lethal means safety, referral/resources and ongoing management follow up plan to support youth experiencing suicidal ideation.

Sessions include a brief didactic presentation by an expert and discussion of participant-submitted cases. Participants are highly encouraged to submit de-identified patient cases for group discussion and expert consultation. Resources and referral information will be shared throughout the series.

Session six is an optional workshop session for participants who want to implement suicide prevention practices in their clinic/office. Participants will learn about common barriers and solutions to implementing a suicide care pathway in practice and will co-construct individualized implementation plans with ECHO series team members and other participants.

Pediatric Suicide Prevention:
A Practical Care Pathway for Primary Care

Audience:
Medical providers, nurses and behavioral health providers (MD, DO, NP, PA, MA, LPN, RN, LCSW, LPC, PsyD, PhD) working with youth in an outpatient primary care setting and providing direct patient care.

Commitment:
Six weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT
January 23 - February 27
Session six is optional

CME:
CME for this series has been applied for and is pending approval. ECHO participants typically earn one credit per session attended. In order to receive CME credit for this ECHO series, post-series surveys must be completed by the indicated deadline. Session six is not eligible for CME.

In Partnership With:

  • ECHO SESSION 1

    Background and Screening

    January 23, 2024

  • ECHO SESSION 2

    Assessment

    January 30, 2024

  • ECHO SESSION 3

    Safety Planning

    February 6, 2024

  • ECHO SESSION 4

    Lethal Means Safety

    February 13, 2024

  • ECHO SESSION 5

    Referral and Follow up

    February 20, 2024

  • ECHO SESSION 6

    Optional Workshop Session

    February 27, 2024