self-harm

  • Conflating risk and mental illness

    In this thoughtful article, a young person, Anna, reflects on her experience of risk being conflated with mental illness in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), highlighting crucial lessons for clinicians, commissioners, and policy makers.

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  • Aureliane Pierret

    Literature review of support tools for school staff to respond to CYP self‐harm – CAMHS around the Campfire recording

    A review of literature of support tools for school staff to respond to CYP self‐harm, with the focus on Aureliane Pierret (pic), Dr. Joanna Anderson, Professor Tamsin Ford, and Dr. Anne‐Marie Burn, CAMH paper ‘Review: Education and training interventions, and support tools for school staff to adequately respond to young people who disclose self‐harm – a systematic literature review of effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability.’

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  • Professor Michael Kaess

    Michael Kaess is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Bern as well as the Director of the University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bern in Switzerland. Professor Kaess is a Joint Editor of CAMH. 

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  • Professor Sally Merry

    Professor Merry is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the Cure Kids Duke Family Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is Joint Editor of CAMH.

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  • Professor Kapil Sayal

    Kapil Sayal  is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the University of Nottingham. He is an Associate Editor of CAMH, responsible for the Technology Matters section. 

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  • Professor Joan Asarnow

    Dr. Joan Asarnow

    Dr. Joan Asarnow is a Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and Director of a SAMHSA-funded Center for Trauma-Informed Suicide, Self-Harm, and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention (ASAP Center, with Co-Director Dr. David-Goldston) which offers trainings, consultation, and technical assistance on trauma-informed approaches to evaluation and treatment for reducing suicide and self-harm risk.

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  • Dr. Bernadka Dubicka

    CAMH Editorial: Volume 26, Issue 1, February 2021

    Welcome to the first issue of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) in 2021 and also to my first issue as editor‐in‐chief. Needless to say, 2020 has been one of the most difficult years in living memory for many children and young people around the globe, and, as we discussed in our recent issues, the potential impact of COVID‐19 on children’s mental health is profound.

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  • September 2020 – The Bridge

    The month of September is a challenging time for young people, as they start a new school year. September 2020 will be particularly difficult for many, as they must also deal with the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing, as well as the effects of increasing financial pressures on families.

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  • Dr. Alexandra Pitman and Dr. Sarah Rowe

    Self-harm in a time of isolation: What is the evidence to support mobile and internet-based psychological interventions for self-harm?

    In this blog we summarise the findings and implications of a recent systematic review of studies evaluating the effectiveness and acceptability of mobile- and internet-based psychological interventions for self-harm in adolescents and adults.

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  • July 2020 – The Bridge

    In this issue, we summarise recent studies on a wide range of topics – including sleep, sensory symptoms, emotional symptoms, disinhibition, alcohol misuse, complex PTSD symptoms, and self-harm – which reveal new insights helping us to better understand and address psychopathology in young people.

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