Category Archives: Cutting and Self-Harm

Cutting and Self-Harm Resources

Check out our list of resources related to self-injury:   Kids and Self-Injury: What Parents Need to Know Source: Nationwide Children’s Hospital This article helps to answer questions related to what self-injury is, why people self-injure, its relation to suicidal behavior, signs to look for, how it’s treated and recovery.   Information For Parents: What You

How Can DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Help with Those Big Emotions?

An introduction to acceptance and change. Some of us are born with higher levels of emotional sensitivity than others, and therefore, we experience emotions on a more profound level. In talking to children about this, we sometimes refer to “those big feelings.” There are up sides to big feelings. For example, we may be able

Is cutting a warning sign of suicide?

Is Cutting a Warning Sign of Suicide? with Dr. Melissa Johnson:  For more information on elementary education visit  

Readings for Professionals on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other Mindfulness Oriented Approaches

Published Abstracts from Randomized Controlled Trials Evans, K., Tyrer, P., Catalan, J., Schmidt, U., Davidson, K., Dent, J., Tata, P., Thornton, S., Barber, J., & Thompson, S. (1999). Manual-Assisted Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (MACT): A randomized controlled trial of a brief intervention with bibliotherapy in the treatment of recurrent deliberate self-harm. Psychological Medicine, 29, 19-25. Investigated the

What Parents Need to Know about Teen Suicide

Reprinted with permission from Children’s Friend, Worcester, MA Since Tyler Clementi, a brilliant, 18-year old violinist, took his own life in September, more stories of teen suicides have emerged and shocked people across the U.S. Tyler was the fourth gay teenager to kill himself within only a few weeks, and this past weekend it happened again

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