Assessing and Managing Adolescent Suicidal Behavior: New Approaches

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 2:00 pm EDT
Meet the Scientist - September 2020

It is hard to prevent adolescent suicide because most suicidal youth present in non-mental health settings, where there is often a lack of personnel trained in assessing and managing suicidal behavior. Another challenge is that assessment currently relies almost entirely on youth self-report. In this webinar Dr. Brent will discuss some new approaches to assessment and management, including use of adaptive screening in emergency settings, application of machine learning to electronic health records to identify individuals at high risk for imminent suicidal behavior, use of functional neuroimaging to identify unique neural signatures of suicidal thoughts, and application of a safety planning app that helps protect youth against acting on suicidal urges.

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Presented by 
David A. Brent, M.D.
David A. Brent, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science

Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies

2006 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research

2001 Distinguished Investigator Grant

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy Award-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.