Resources Tagged With: self-harm

What Is Self-Harm?

In this Voices of Compassion episode, we welcome back Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT, CHC Clinic Services to the podcast, to discuss what self-harm looks like in adolescents and how to validate their hurt while encouraging healthier coping strategies. Read more ›

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm

Self-injury, particularly among adolescent girls, has become so prevalent so quickly that scientists and therapists are struggling to catch up. About 1 in 5 adolescents report having harmed themselves to soothe emotional pain at least once, according to a review of three dozen surveys i in nearly a dozen countries, including the United States, Canada and Britain. Read more ›

How to Support Someone Who Self-Harms

Discovering that a friend or relative self-harms can be extremely upsetting. It can be hard to understand why a person would deliberately hurt themselves, and people often go through a range of emotions, like feeling shocked, angry, saddened, confused or guilty. Read more ›

Self-Injury & Recovery Resources [web resource]

The Self-Injury & Recovery Resources (SIRR) website is part of the Self-Injury & Recovery Resources research program at Cornell University.  The website summarizes the research program work and provides links and resources to self injury information. Read more ›

Understanding Self-Injury

We all have ways of dealing with overwhelming negative feelings like stress, pressure, and even numbness. If someone deliberately hurts their own body as a way of dealing with their own negative emotions, they are engaging in non-suicidal self-injury, which is sometimes called “self-harm,” “deliberate self-harm,” or simply “self-injury.” Read more ›

What is Self-Harm?

Self-harm or self-injury means hurting yourself on purpose. One common method is cutting with a sharp object. But any time someone deliberately hurts themself is classified as self-harm. Read more ›

Hurtful Emotions: Understanding Self-Harm

People deal with difficult feelings in all sorts of ways. They may talk with friends, go work out, or listen to music. But some people may feel an urge to hurt themselves when distressed. Read more ›

Autism Spectrum Disorder Tied to Higher Risk for Self-Harm

People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at substantially increased risk of self-injury and suicide, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Researchers found that the odds of self-harm in people with autism spectrum disorder were over three times that of people without ASD. Read more ›

Why Teletherapy (Still) Works

written by Liza Bennigson, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Eighteen long months ago, as surreal rumors of a shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area began to percolate, CHC immediately transitioned to a remote-first model of care for kids, teens and young adults.

Thanks to a HIPAA compliant healthcare platform on Zoom (not to mention nimble clinicians and clients), our nonprofit mental health agency could continue to deliver best-in-class support for learning differences and mental health during shelter-in-place, with the level of trust and expertise the community has counted on for nearly 70 years. Read more ›

A Parent’s Journey: A Child With Anxiety and Depression

From panic attacks to self-harm, one brave mom shares her story of supporting her daughter with anxiety and depression.

Don’t miss our conversation with Kimm Angel in this Voices of Compassion podcast as she shares strategies for supporting your child (and yourself), what she knows now and what she wishes she knew then. Read more ›

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