Stopping the Pain: Teenage Self-Injury

(DVD) 2008, Grades 7 – 12, 20 minutes, Closed-Captioned, HRM In this program, several teens describe what led them to self-injury, how they got help, and how they found healthy ways to deal with their problems. The video identifies some of the reasons why young people self-injure: to punish themselves for not being “perfect”, to relieve emotional stress, to feel less numb, and to feel in control when everything else in their lives seems out-of-control. It emphasizes that it is possible for self-injurers to address their problems in more healthy ways and to learn coping skills. Advises viewers on how they can help friends or classmates who self-injure. Part of Curriculum in a Box: Mental Health.

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