Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth
between the ages of 10-24. In response to this crisis, Rady
Children’s Hospital – San Diego (RCHSD) has implemented a
universal screening program using evidence based tools to
identify youth at risk for depression and suicide. The program
screens all youth older than 12 who are seen in an ambulatory
clinic, an urgent care site, the emergency department, or
admitted as an inpatient.