Highlighting Suicide prevention research authored by core-faculty Professor Cheryl King for National Suicide Prevention Week

Highlighting IPC Resource for National Suicide Prevention Week

In light of National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11), the U-M Injury Prevention Center is highlighting research completed by U-M Injury Center Core Faculty member Dr. Cheryl King and co-authors Dr. David Brent and Dr. Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan, et al. We’ve included a visual abstract we created that is based on this work.

In the article, “Prospective development and validation of the computerized adaptive screen for suicidal youth” the authors describe the development and validation of a novel adaptive screen for suicidal youth (CASSY), that is proposed to be used as a universal screening tool for elevated suicide risk in the emergency department. The CASSY demonstrated high classification accuracy in risk recognition and can facilitate linkage to services, alerting the providers and caregivers which adolescents need follow-up interventions.