Listen and learn as students in C89.5’s radio class at Nathan Hale High School share their own questions about Self Harm with this month’s special guest Dr. Kyrill Gurtovenko – Clinical Psychologist at Seattle Children’s. Here he teaches us how to spot the signs of self-harm and get resources for finding help.
Seattle Children’s Resources
- Cutting to Cope: What is Nonsuicidal Self-Injury? – A Seattle Children’s Adolescent Medicine expert explains what nonsuicidal self-injury is, how parents and caregivers can help their child or teen who may be self-injuring and suggests positive coping methods they can use.
- Teens Use Covert Self-harm Hashtags on Instagram That Escape Content Advisory Filters – Some teens use stealthy hashtags and secret languages on Instagram to create online self-harm communities. Learn about this and get tips for keeping teens who are at risk for self-harm safer on social media.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Community Resources – Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment that is used to help people who have a hard time managing their emotions. DBT is especially helpful to people whose difficulties with emotions lead to severe problems like suicide attempts and self-injury.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Seattle Children’s and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program
- How to Deal with Self-Harm from the Crisis Text Line – Covers types of self-harm, symptoms, effects, how to deal with it, and recovery. Includes an invitation to text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor.
- Self-Injury and Recovery Resources from Cornell University – Better understand self-injury through these many resources that are divided by topic and audience.
- Self-Harm from the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Provides brief information on the topic, with a helpful section on what to do when someone self-harms.
- Help for Cutting and Other Self-Injury from Child Mind Institute – Learn why kids cut or hurt themselves, the signs of self-injury and how parents can help.
- How are Self-Injury and Suicide Related? from Child Mind Institute – Self-injury and suicidal behaviors are different in many ways, but they are related. Learn more about the relationship between the two.
- How Can I Stop Cutting? from KidsHealth – This article is full of tips for teens, and includes some calming exercises.
- Teens Talk About Cutting from KidsHealth – In these quotes, teens share the feelings and emotions they had around cutting and how they were able to stop.
Visit Coping 101 for resources and links on other mental health topics.