A Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Suicide, suicidal behaviors, and self-harm are major public health problems among youth and can often co-occur with traumatic stress experiences and related symptoms. Given this interrelation, it is important that suicide prevention and intervention practices take a trauma-informed approach to reflect the complex, intertwined relation of traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal thoughts/behaviors. To that end, we summarize key steps in a proposed trauma-informed approach to suicide prevention and illustrate this approach with examples of how to clinically apply suggested components for youth who are suicidal and have been exposed to traumatic events.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tunno, AM; Inscoe, AB; Goldston, DB; Asarnow, JR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 316 - 327

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2379-4933

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2379-4925

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/23794925.2021.1923089

Citation Source

  • Scopus