Facilitator Tripti Sharma, MA LPC Senior Trainer Partners for Children’s Mental Health Description PCPs are well-positioned to identify youth experiencing suicidal thoughts and intervene to keep them safe. This session covers screening, assessing, and caring for youth experiencing suicidality. Suicide is the #2 cause of death among youth ages 10-18. The Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care project has been working to assist primary care providers and practices to implement suicide-safer care using a process developed with consultation from national and Colorado local partners such as EDC, Zero Suicide, SAMHSA, NIMH, Office of Suicide Prevention, and a variety of community based pediatric physicians and psychiatrists. In the spirit of embracing transformation, we aim to expand the network of youth-facing professionals screening, assessing, and caring for youth experiencing suicidality. Primary care providers are well-positioned to identify youth experiencing suicidal thoughts and intervene to help keep them safe. In this session, we will provide an overview of the suicide care pathway as
Tripti Sharma MA, LPC is a Senior Trainer at Partners for Children’s Mental Health.
A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, she spent nearly a decade working as a licensed therapist in community-based settings in the Denver metro area.
She brings her expertise in risk management and quality improvement to the Youth Suicide Prevention in Primary Care initiative. Tripti has been with the team since its inception and has played a critical role in developing this content.