“‘Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth and mental health concerns are among the most disabling diseases in high-income countries,’ said lead author Dr. Quynh Doan, an emergency room physician and investigator at BC Children’s Hospital, and associate professor in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Pediatrics.
‘Youth don’t always see their doctors on a regular basis, so we want to take advantage of every interaction we have with them to assess their mental health,’ added Dr. Doan.
‘We wanted to create a reliable self-assessment tool that could not only identify problems early, but also suggest support services without affecting the flow of busy emergency departments.'”
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