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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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NTF Standards for Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 6th Edition

Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ)

Provides a link to the Ask Suicide –Screening Questions (ASQ) toolkit. The ASQ can be used for adolescents and adults:
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

Child Version: Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

Provides a link to the Child version of Columbia –Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS):
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

The Suicide Prevention Resources Center

The Suicide Prevention Resources Center provides resources for schools to prevent youth suicides.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

The Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers resources for schools including suicide prevention in the school, resources for schools following a suicide, and More than Sad program to recognize signs of
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

SAVE website offers resources in the areas of Public Awareness, Education, research and support.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

Characteristics and Precipitating Circumstances of Suicide Among Children aged 5 to 11 years in the United States 2013 – 2017

by Ruch, D., Heck, A. H., Sheftall, A, Fontanella, C.A., Stevens, J., Zhu, M., Horowitz, L. M., Campo, J, and Bridge, J. A. JAMA network Open 7/27/2021.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

Premature Death Among Primary Care Patients With A History of Self-Harm

Carr, M.j., Ashcroft, D. M., Kontopantelis, E., White, D., Awenat, Y., Cooper, J., Chew-Graham, C., Kapur, N., Webb, R.T. (2017). Premature death among primary care patients with
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

Improving Suicide Prevention Through Evidence-based Strategies: A Systematic Review

Mann, J. J., Michel, C. A., & Auerbach, R. P. (2021). Improving suicide prevention through evidence-based strategies: A systematic review. American Journal of Psychiatry, 178(7), 611–624. Provides
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, State Laws

Provides state laws in suicide prevention in schools (K-12)
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

Suicide Assessment and Treatment in Pediatric Primary Care Settings

Sisler SM, Schapiro NA, Nakaishi M, Steinbuchel P. (2020). Suicide assessment and treatment in pediatric primary care settings. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 1–14 This article offers
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthSuicide

Association of Timely Outpatient Mental Health Services for Youths After Psychiatric Hospitalization With Risk of Death By Suicide

Fontanella, C., Warner, L., Steelesmith, D. (2020). Association of timely outpatient mental health services for youths after psychiatric hospitalization with risk of death by suicide. JAMA Netw Open. 3(8).