The Pressley Ridge Organizational Performance Department recently published an article on suicidality among at-risk youth receiving behavioral and mental health services in the community. Using Pressley Ridge data collected from the C-SSRS (suicidality screener) and CATS (trauma screener), the Organizational Performance Department collaborated with a team of international researchers to investigate prevalence and risk factors for suicidality among at-risk youth.
“Correlates for Suicidality Among At-risk Youth Receiving Community-Based Mental Health Services” was published in the Community Mental Health Journal and found that sexual abuse was a significant predictor of suicidality. Impulsivity was a significant predictor of suicide attempt only. Other notable findings include that the prevalence of suicidal ideation is double that of the general adolescent population, and the prevalence of suicide attempt is triple that of the general adolescent population.