September 28, 2023: 10th Michael S. Jellinek, M.D., Lecture in Child Psychiatry
Suicide in Children and Adolescents: Prevalence and Prevention
The goals of this presentation are to provide information on: (1) the epidemiology and phenomenology of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth; (2) trends in suicide disparities among sexual and gender minority youth; and (3) suicide risk screening and crisis intervention strategies for youth.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe what are the recent trends in the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among teenagers, including trends for sexual minority youth
- Explain two evidence-based screening instruments for suicide risk in youth
- Identify at least one intervention for suicide risk in youth
Richard Liu, PhD
Richard Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director of Suicide Research, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MGH
Director of Big Data Studies, Depression Clinical and Research Program, MGH
Dr. Liu is a licensed clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of Suicide Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director of Big Data Studies at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at MGH. Dr. Liu’s research program focuses on characterizing dynamic processes of risk underlying onset and recurrence of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors and depression in youth and young adults. His work is currently supported by 3 R01-level grants focused on modelling short-term risk for suicidal behaviors in youth. He has published over 100 papers on these and related topics in the Lancet Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, JAMA Pediatrics, Nature Reviews Psychology, American Psychologist, and other journals. He has served as an invited expert panelist at several NIMH meetings on preadolescent suicide, and his work was recently cited in a U.S. surgeon general advisory on social media and youth mental health. He is currently an Associate Editor at the Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science and Behavior Therapy, and he serves as a Consulting Editor at Clinical Psychological Science and the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
MGH Institute of Health Professions designates this activity for 1.00 contact hours for nurses.
1.00 Social Workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, MGH Institute of Health Professions is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. MGH Institute of Health Professions maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 clock hours for continuing education credits.
1.00 IPCE Credit
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.