Monday, August 19, 2013

Understanding Adolescent Self-Harm Behavior

Self-injury, also called self-harm, is the act of deliberately harming your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It's typically not meant as a suicide attempt. Rather, self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration. Self-harm behaviors may also be linked to a variety of mental disorders, such as depression, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder. 

The following video presents on adolescent self-harm behaviors.

Featured presenters:
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Paige Lembeck, M.A.
Graduate Student

Children's Hosptial & Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska