In 2015, Parkland Hospital in Dallas became the first major hospital system in the country to screen each and every one of its patients for suicide risk — at each and every visit. In March, the hospital extended those screenings to children as young as 10.
‘I didn’t understand why I was doing it’
Michelle Lemming was only 7 years old when it dawned on her: Something wasn’t right with her mother.
“She clearly was not OK, and I definitely knew that,” she said.