Suicide. Cutting. Self-mutilation. In many countries, there has been an alarming increase in rates of self-harm, yet the crippling stigma attached to these difficulties often leads to sub-optimal care. "Life After Self-Harm" is written for individuals who have deliberately harmed themselves. Illustrated with multiple case-histories, it teaches users important skills, such as: understanding and evaluating self-harm, keeping safe in a crisis, dealing with seemingly insolvable problems, developing coping strategies and for re-connecting with life.
Developed through a major research project, the contents of the manual have been informed and shaped by many users and expert professionals. Health workers who regularly come into contact with individuals who have self-harmed will find the wealth of practical advice in this book extremely valuable for recommendation to patients either as a self-help book or in the context of brief therapy.
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