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. The 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.

Pediatric Suicide Prevention:
A Practical Care Pathway for Primary Care

Audience:
Medical providers (MD, DO, NP, PA), nursing staff, behavioral health providers working in an outpatient primary care setting (MD, DO, NP, PA, MA, LPN, RN, LCSW, LPC, PsyD, PhD)

Commitment:
Five weekly ECHO sessions held virtually
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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.

In Partnership With:

  • ECHO SESSION 1

    Background & Screening

    September 27, 2022

  • ECHO SESSION 2

    Assessment

    October 4, 2022

  • ECHO SESSION 3

    Safety Planning

    October 11, 2022

  • ECHO SESSION 4

    Lethal Means Safety

    October 18, 2022

  • ECHO SESSION 5

    Referral and Follow up

    October 25, 2022