New SAMHSA Guidance for Treatment of Youth with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a new guide on evidence-based care for treatment of youths with suicidality called “Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth.” The ASAP Center offers training and support in the use of SAFETY-A and SAFETY for youth suicide prevention. Since traumatic stress is associated with increased suicide and self-harm risk, the ASAP Center aims to support trauma-informed approaches to suicide and self-harm prevention. Learn more about our trauma-informed interventions in the new SAMHSA guide on pages 24 and 25.