Rates of suicide and self-harm have been increasing in children and adolescents over the last 20 years (CDC, 2022). Suicidality and self-harm are preventable, treatable, and manageable. Parents and those who work with children, teens, and young adults are an important part in addressing this issue. This article reviews the current statistics of suicide and self-harm, role of trauma, risk-factors, causes, prevention, and treatment options. Practical tips and resources are included. The reader will better understand the phenomenon and know how self-harm and suicide can be prevented and treated.
Journal of Family Research and Practice
Baltazar, Alina, "Self-Harm: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, and Prevention" (2023). Faculty Publications. 4549.
Open access article retrieved July 17, 2023 from https://www.nadfamily.org/resources/journal/