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16 - Difficulties with Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts

from Part 3 - What Are the Common Mental Health Difficulties in Children and Young People and How Are They Managed? What Can You Do to Help?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 October 2022

Meinou Simmons
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Oxford City CAMHS
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Summary

Chapter 16 discusses self-harm and suicidal thoughts in children and young people. We look at different ways children and young people may self-harm and the function of self-harm and how to offer support around it. We also consider how to support children expressing suicidal thoughts and discuss how to assess their level of risk and access appropriate help.

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A Guide to the Mental Health of Children and Young People
Q&A for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
, pp. 260 - 273
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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