Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming

Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming

Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming
The majority of people who self-harm carry great shame regarding their method for managing emotions. Therefore, there are not clear statistics on the prevalence self-harm. However, estimates range from 13-24% of the population. Self-harm typically begins in adolescence and the...

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach your children, work in the next cubicle or sit…

Protecting Teens from Self-Injury

Protecting Teens from Self-Injury
Parents, teachers, and other adults go to great lengths to protect teenagers from harm. Yet, within any group of adolescents, statistics indicate one of every five females and one of every seven males either are currently engaging or have engaged...

Crisis Response Guidelines After a Suicide

Crisis Response Guidelines After a Suicide
By Bob VandePol, MSW Don't Let Tragedy Lead to Another Tragedy Death powerfully jars our concept of the way life is supposed to be. When the death is by suicide, those feeling are magnified. How leaders respond after death by...

The Trap of Self-Harm

The Trap of Self-Harm
“Why would someone choose to cut themselves?!” This is the most common question I get, not just from families but from other therapists. Most of us instinctively try to prevent harm to our bodies, so it seems confusing that someone...