Educating Practices Highlighted in CT Mirror Article
An article in the Connecticut Mirror, "School-based health centers take leading role in fighting teen suicide,
" highlights the critical role that school-based health centers (SBHC) and CT's Mobile Crisis Intervention Services play in preventing teen suicide and connecting at risk children to the help they need. The article also highlights CHDI's Educating Practices suicide module (developed by Dr. Steve Rodgers at Connecticut Children's Medical Center), which trains primary care providers in identifying and assessing suicide risk.
Mental health visits now make up 41 percent of total visits to the school-based centers and school principals indicate that mental health is one of the most challenging unmet needs among their students. Resources to help schools address student mental health can be found at www.chdi.org
. Suicide prevention resources in Connecticut can be found at www.preventsuicidect.org