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Does art therapy help treat suicidal adolescents?

Richard Ricciardi
Advanced Practice Nursing
Great question. Art therapy is a form of expression that may facilitate communication between adolescents and their health care team. Good communication between the adolescent and their health care team is a key aspect of treatment and the road to long-term health. Thus, art therapy is one method that may be useful to some adolescents and their health care team in enhancing communication and gaining a better understanding of the psychological roots for the suicidal thoughts and intent.

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