Life After Self-Harm: A Guide to the Future

Author(s) : Ulrike Schmidt, Author(s) : Kate Davidson

Life After Self-Harm: A Guide to the Future

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2004
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 19024
  • ISBN 13 : 9781583918425
  • ISBN 10 : 1583918426

Reviews and Endorsements

In many countries there has been an alarming increase in rates of suicide and self-harm, yet the stigma attached to these difficulties often leads to sub-optimal care.
Life After Self-Harm: A Guide to the Future is written for individuals who have deliberately harmed themselves. Developed through a major research project the contents of the manual have been informed and shaped by many users and expert professionals. Illustrated with multiple case-histories, it teaches users important skills:

* for understanding and evaluating self-harm
* for keeping safe in crisis
* for dealing with seemingly insolvable problems
* for developing coping strategies
* for re-connecting with life.

Health workers who regularly come into contact with individuals who have self-harmed will find the wealth of practical advice in this book extremely valuable for recommendation to patients either as a self-help book, or in the context of brief therapy.

Deliberate self harm is an enormous problem - for those who harm themselves, for their family and friends and for the health care practitioners who seek to help them through their crises. This book, addressed directly to the suicidal client, provides a step-by-step guide for them to use to navigate their way through their crisis and out the other side. In doing so it gives an invaluable resource for clinicians. The case examples will allow many suicidal people to know that they are not alone. It is founded on the best evidence for what suicidal people find most helpful in these circumstances. - Mark Williams, University of Oxford

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