Recent research suggests that between one in 12 and one in 15 British teenagers is known to self-harm, while the number of children being admitted to hospital in England with self-inflicted injuries has increased by 68 per cent in the past decade.
As Olympic golden girl Victoria Pendleton admits self-harming… the secret pressures driving so [...]
Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, an expert in the treatment of suicidal behaviors, personality disorders – including eating disorders – and other complex mental disorders, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry.
Psychiatry award recipient to present lecture on dialectical behavior therapy (link)
HOUSTON — (April 17, [...]
A mother and her teenage son gave a rare insight into the trauma of self-harm yesterday.
Self-harming put world on pause for me, says teen (link)
By Evelyn Ring
Saturday, March 03, 2012
A mother and her teenage son gave a rare insight into the trauma of self-harm yesterday. Dara and Eoghan — who only [...]
ANNE* ALWAYS felt she was different from everybody else and, having had a difficult early childhood, by the time she was a teenager she did not think she belonged in this world.
A therapy that helps to rebuild broken lives
Tue, Dec 27, 2011
ANNE* ALWAYS felt she was different from everybody else [...]
The healthcare guidance body NICE has today published a new clinical guideline on the longer-term care of adults, children and young people who self-harm.
New guidance for management of self-harm issued
23 Nov 2011
The healthcare guidance body NICE has today published a new clinical guideline on the longer-term care of adults, children and young [...]
Many suicide attempts are preceded by a history of self-harm, in which there is deliberate injury that a person inflicts on his or her body. This does not mean that the person who self-harms wants to commit suicide, but is an effort by the person to cope with intense emotions.
I’m gonna jump (link)
People with BPD are in a great deal of emotional pain. Since emotions are immediate and primal, emotional pain is also immediate and primal. As I have said, emotions represent a land-bridge between the body and the mind. Emotional pain manifests itself in both mental and physical ways. If you have ever been depressed or [...]
This is a ground-breaking article and admission by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), about her own struggles with mental illness and self-injury. A must read!
June 23, 2011 Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight By BENEDICT CAREY HARTFORD — Are you one of us?
The patient wanted to [...]
In a recent article/review of Borderline Personality Disorder treatment options and management methodologies, the author quotes the Dr. John Gunderson in the New England Journal of Medicine May 26 issue:
“…BPD is present in about 6% of primary care patients and persons in community-based samples and in 15 to 20% of patients in psychiatric hospitals [...]
I’ve had conversations with several BPD “experts” about borderline behavior. There seems to be an assumption that many people with BPD are “silent” or “high-functioning” and do not engage in dangerous and/or ineffective behavior often attributed to the “typical” borderline.
In my group recently, a non-BPD was questioning his own “sanity” (I put it in [...]