Self-harm & Suicide

Self-harm is an increasingly recognised phenomenon and one of the strongest predictors of suicide, which continues to be one of the leading causes of death in young people world-wide. Self-harm can take many forms and may present with or without suicidal intent and both in the context of mental disorder, and without.

  • Alejandra Arango

    Social connectedness and adolescent suicide risk

    Open Access paper from the JCPP – ‘Despite evidence of the importance of interpersonal connectedness to our understanding of suicide risk, relatively little research has examined the protective and buffering effects of connectedness among adolescents.’ Alejandra Arango (pic) et al.

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  • Dr. Alessio Bellato

    Evidence Synthesis Studies, and Autonomic Dysregulation and Self-injurious Thoughts and Behaviour

    In this Papers Podcast, Dr. Alessio Bellato discusses his JCPP Advances Special Issue Editorial ‘Evidence-based child and adolescent mental health care: The role of high-quality and transparently reported evidence synthesis studies’.

    Alessio also co-authored a Research Review paper in the Special Issue entitled ‘Autonomic dysregulation and self-injurious thoughts and behaviours in children and young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis’, which will also be discussed.

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  • Jocelyn Meza

    Common Elements in Treatments for Youth Suicide Attempts and Self-harm

    (TRIGGER WARNING: Please be aware that this podcast explores themes around the topics of self-harm and suicide.)

    In this Papers Podcast, Dr. Jocelyn Meza discusses her co-authored JCPP paper ‘Practitioner Review: Common elements in treatments for youth suicide attempts and self-harm – a practitioner review based on review of treatment elements associated with intervention benefits’. Jocelyn is the lead author.

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  • Creating Hope Through Action

    Creating Hope Through Action – Suicide Prevention, A Priority For All

    World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) is a fantastic opportunity to encourage an understanding and increase awareness of suicide prevention and make suicide prevention a priority. We encourage you to explore the learning opportunities available on our website and do please share with your networks and colleagues.

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  • Anastacia Kudinova

    Micro-sequences of anger and shame and non-suicidal self-injury in youth: an ecological momentary assessment study

    Paper from the JCPP – ‘In this study, we focused on in vivo anger at self and others and shame and NSSI among 158 adolescents 3 weeks following their psychiatric hospitalizations using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) technology’. Anastacia Y. Kudinova (pic) et al.

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  • Kiera James

    Self- and co-regulation of physiological activity during mother-daughter interactions: The role of adolescent NSSI (Non-Suicidal Self-Injury)

    Paper from the JCPP – ‘The current study examined self- and co-regulation of physiological responses during mother-daughter interactions in adolescent girls with and without a history of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)’. Kiera M. James (pic) et al.

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    Trauma informed practice in safeguarding

    ACAMH, in collaboration with Child & Family Training, presents a series of four online sessions covering a vast amount of content related to trauma informed practice in safeguarding, all of which is from a sound evidence-base, delivered by the UK’s leading lights in the sector.

    Event type
    4 half day training online
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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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  • Dr. Michele Berk

    Dr. Michele S. Berk is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is Joint Editor of CAMH. 

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  • Dr. Pablo Vidal-Ribas

    Children’s cognitive performance and suicide risk through middle adulthood

    Paper from the JCPP – ‘Longitudinal studies show that lower cognitive performance in adolescence and early adulthood is associated with higher risk of suicide death throughout adulthood. However, it is unclear whether this cognitive vulnerability originates earlier in childhood since studies conducted in children are scarce and have inconsistent results.’ Pablo Vidal-Ribas (pic) et al.

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