Adolescent Crisis Clinic
The Adolescent Crisis Clinic addresses the shortage of mental health services in the local area for teens at risk for suicide. The Crisis Clinic provides brief, evidence-based interventions to youth who present to the Stanford Children’s Health Outpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic or to the Stanford Emergency Department with recent suicidal and/or self-harm behaviors. The Crisis Clinic provides youth and families with 1-4 sessions that include diagnostic evaluation, treatment recommendations, assistance with linkage to ongoing follow-up care, and a series of safety focused strategies known to decrease suicide risk.
Criteria for referrals to the clinic
- Adolescent has a recent history of a suicide attempt (within the past 4-6 months)
- OR, Adolescent has a recent history of non-suicidal self-injury/self-harm (past 4 months)
- OR, Adolescent has had recent suicidal ideation (within the past 4 months) requiring hospitalization or an ER visit
- AND, Adolescent is not currently in treatment with another psychotherapy provider and is in urgent need of services