Healing self-injury

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A compassionate guide for parents and other loved ones
By Janis Whitlock & Elizabeth Lloyd-Richardson
Oxford University Press, 2019, 350 p.

Provides guidance for parents, family, and caregivers of teenagers who struggle with self-harm or non-suicidal self-injury (defined as the deliberate destruction of body tissue without suicidal intent). Offers strategies for identifying and alleviating sources of distress in children's lives, improving family communication (particularly around emotions), and seeking professional help. Includes advice to parents with personal challenges of their own and explains how these can impact the entire family.

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