May 10 2018
May 10 2018: 7:30am–9:00am

Adolescent Suicide Prevention for Pediatric Primary Care Providers

Medical Education, Mental Health and Behavioral Health, Pediatric Medicine

PediPRN is an innovative model of consultation and collaboration between pediatric primary care and child psychiatry providers. This free lecture is a part of an event series presented by experts in the behavioral health field.


Karyn Horowitz, MD received her B.A. in honors psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and her M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine where she graduated AOA.  Following medical school she completed two years of internal medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals before entering her psychiatry training at Columbia University.  She completed both her adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University.  Currently she is the director of outpatient child psychiatry and behavioral health services at Lifespan and provides treatment to children and families at Bradley Hospital.


Given the relatively high prevalence of childhood mental health disorders in a primary care practice, we would like to provide pediatric primary care providers with information about evidence-based assessments for screening adolescents for depression and suicide.  The conference will also provide information about community resources and information about the treatment of depression.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

1.     Recognize warning signs, protective factors, and risk factors for adolescent suicide.
2.    Describe and learn how to administer a suicide assessment tool and a depression screening tool in your practice.
3.    Discuss medication management of adolescent depression.
4.    Discuss referral options and different levels of care for the treatment of adolescent depression and suicidal youth.


  • Pediatricians, family practitioners and nurse practitioners who are registered with PediPRN are welcome. 
  • Beverages and light snacks will be offered 

Registration Information

  • Program fee: Free
  • Online registration closes on Wednesday, May 9
  • Phone registration: Please call the department of behavioral education at 401-432-1087. 
  • For refund/cancellation information please email or call Liz DeFreitas at 401-432-1087.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.      

Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.