Pediatricians recommend all adolescents be screened for suicide risk

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising depression and suicide risk screenings for all adolescents age 12 and older, according to their updated schedule for preventative care released online this week.

The screening for suicide risk was added to the existing depression screening recommendation consistent with the AAP’s Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care, which were released in 2018.

In the 2018 guidelines, the AAP…

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