New Telehealth Guidance for Youths at Risk for Suicide

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, care providers increasingly offer mental health services via telehealth and other virtual platforms. We have developed trauma-informed recommendations for care providers, who are remotely evaluating and treating youths with suicidal and self-harm thoughts and behaviors. This tip sheet covers a variety of considerations which include navigating a telehealth session, addressing youth safety, and working with the patient’s caregiver to foster a safe environment. Although we tailor tips to the COVID-19 restrictions, these recommendations could be applied outside of the pandemic.

Please continue to stay tuned for weekly updates on self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access our broad tip sheet here.