Suicide and Self-Harm

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Suicide Rates Rising Among Black Youth

The most common clinical characteristics and precipitating circumstances included mental health problems, relationship problems, interpersonal trauma and life stressors, and prior suicidal thoughts/behavior, with variance by sex and age group.

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Transgender Youth

Recent studies have shown an increase in depression and suicidality in transgender youth. To learn more about the mental health challenges affecting transgender youth and how clinicians can better support these patients, we interviewed Jason V. Lambrese, MD, staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic’s Lakewood Family Health Canter in Lakewood, Ohio, and Ralph Vetters, MD, MPH, pediatrician and site medical director at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, a program of Fenway Health in Boston.

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