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Pearls For Practice: Self-injury, Stigma, & Safety

Self-injury is a difficult concept for many to grasp, even for some that have worked in the mental health field for years. In this discussion, Sara and Tony will discuss this highly stigmatized behavior. Self-injury can affect individuals across the lifespan and is not limited to an age or a diagnosis. Sara and Tony will discuss the risk factors and etiologies of self-injury, differentiation from suicidal injury, common comorbidities, and appropriate disclosure.


Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP Associate Professor, University …

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