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NIMH Adaptive Screener May Help Identify Youth at Risk of Suicide

Publication Date: Jan 26, 2021
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded researchers have developed a computerized adaptive screener to identify youth at risk for attempting suicide. The screener, called the computerized adaptive screen for suicidal youth (CASSY), consists of 11 questions on average and correctly identified 82.4% of youth who went on to attempt suicide in the three months following screening. The results suggest this screener could serve as an easy-to-use way for providers to detect youth suicide risk in emergency department settings.