Self Injury

CSSRC Resources

  • Best Practices in Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

    • This is a basic overview of the issues for non-mental health school staff. Participants will understand the scope of the issues in Colorado and the nation, warning signs and risk factors for both suicidal ideation and self-harm and how best to start a conversation with a student you suspect is at risk.

    • Below are resources that discuss strategies for making a warm hand-off to school/district or community mental health providers.

  1. Video Resources

  2. Resources for School Grief and Loss

  3. 2019 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Results

  4. Best Practices in Addressing Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Cornell University

  • The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery

  • What is Self-Injury

    • Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is the deliberate, self-inflicted destruction of body tissue resulting in immediate damage, without suicidal intent and for purposes not culturally sanctioned.

    • Self-injury can include a variety of behaviors but is most commonly associated with:

      1. intentional carving or cutting of the skin

      2. subdermal tissue scratching

      3. burning oneself

      4. banging or punching objects or oneself with the intention of hurting oneself

      5. embedding objects under the skin

    • Learn about common Misconceptions, Myths & Facts about self-injury

    • Additional downloadable resources designed to aid students, parents, educators, and all others in prevention and recovery are available here.

 

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