Suicide among teens remains a significant and preventable public health problem in the United States. In 2017, more than 6,200 teen and young adults ages 15-24 died by suicide, making it the second-leading cause of death for this age group. Among high school students, suicide rates increased by 62% between 2009 and 2018.
Findings from a 2019 study found that in the past year 18.8% of high school students seriously considered attempting suicide and 8.9% attempted suicide. Four out of five deaths by suicide are preceded by warning signs; knowing these signs. Knowing them can help reduce death by suicide.
Facilitated by Jaspr Health CEO and suicide expert Kelly Koerner, PhD, we bring together three leading teen suicide experts in a fireside chat format to discuss teen suicide in America today, key elements of treatment for teens and their families, as well as emerging teen-specific treatment innovations that may further bolster our efforts to reduce death by suicide among teens and young adults.