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Self Harm

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Self Harm

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Self Harm

  1. 1. S Presented by Shannon E. Fyfe, MS, CADC 6.30.16 Non-suicidal Self Harm
  2. 2. History S Oedipus Rex (500 B.C.) S Vincent van Gogh (1888) S Boston Corbett (1858) S Many well known poets in the 1960’s & 1970’s S Princess Diana S Christina Ricci S Courtney Love S Johnny Depp S Angelina Jolie S Colin Ferrall S Demi Lovato PAST PRESENT
  3. 3. Definitions S Non-suicidal self injury with four distinct criteria S Deliberateness S Tissue damage without intent to die S Social unacceptability S Typical repetitiveness
  4. 4. Also referred to as: S Self injurious behavior S Self harm S Deliberate self harm S Self cutting S Non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) S Intentional injury
  5. 5. Common forms S Ingesting poisons S Scratching S Squeezing S Picking S Interfering with wound healing S Hair pulling S Jumping from high distances S Cutting S Burning S Carving S Breaking of bones S Punching S Needle sticking
  6. 6. What to look for S Scars, such as from burns or cuts S Fresh cuts, scratches or other wounds S Bruises S Broken bones S Keeping sharp objects on hand S Spending a great deal of time alone S Embedded objects (like staples or tacks, not fashion jewelry) S Wearing long sleeves or long pants in hot weather S Claiming to have frequent accidents or mishaps S Ingestion of strange chemicals or medications
  7. 7. Who S Participate in other high risk behaviors. S Previous mental health diagnosis. S Cognitive and emotional problem solving deficits. S Childhood abuse or mistreatment. S Lack of positive and supportive adults. S Not a cry for attention. S Not an attempt to fit in with a group. S S.A.F.E. Alternatives suggest that a significant amount of their admissions are adults and aging Americans
  8. 8. Theory of Self Mutilation S Affect Regulation Model S Self mutilation is used to regulate feelings such as tension, anxiety, anger at self or others, feelings of lacking an identity, pain, and hostility. S Most commonly endorsed by therapists
  9. 9. Self Mutilation as an Addiction “Just as addicts self medicate to regulate difficult affect states, self harm can be understood as the attempt of desperate people to interrupt or terminate intolerable affect states or states of consciousness.” Farber, 2007
  10. 10. Community Resources S To Write Love on Her Arms twloha.com S Help Guide Helpguide.org/self_injury.htm S The Butterfly Project recoveryourlife.com S S.A.F.E. Alternatives 1-800-366-8288 S Door of Hope for Teens doorofhope4teens.org call or text 615-746-7319 or 914-393-1904 S Focus Adolescent Services Focusas.com/selfinjury.html S Equillibrium Selfharmony.co.uk S National Self Harm Network Nshn.co.uk S Secret Shame Palace.net/~llama/psych.injury.html S Lysamena Project Selfinjury.org 1-800-DON’T-CUT

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