Suicide and self-harm are world-wide public health issues that can have devastating effects on families, friends and communities. They are both a priority for anyone working in mental health, social work, emergency...Show More
Suicide and self-harm are world-wide public health issues that can have devastating effects on families, friends and communities. They are both a priority for anyone working in mental health, social work, emergency departments and related fields, however suicidal and self-harming behaviour can take place anywhere anytime- it may be a pupil in a school, an inmate in a prison or a colleague or family member. For this reason, this book has been written in a clear, accessible and practical style for anyone who wants to learn more about working with and preventing suicidal and self-harming behaviour.
• It identifies common risk and protective factors as well as specific warning signs of imminent suicidal behaviour.
• It provides essential communication skills for undertaking a risk assessment, illustrating how each skill can be used in real-life practice.
• It looks specifically at the issue of self-harm and suicide in prisons, schools and emergency departments.
• It lays out clear strategies for identifying and addressing issues of self-care when working with people who are suicidal or who self-harm.
• It identifies how we can assist those who are bereaved following the death of a loved one by suicide.
Packed with learning outcomes, case scenarios and reflective questions, this book acts as a toolkit for anyone working in this difficult field.
Takes a practical and hands on approach designed to appeal to both specialists and non-specialists?
Focuses on communication strategies for contemporary care?
Contains specific?discussions Irish and British policy, across a range of professional groups
1. Understanding Suicide and Self-harm
2. Self-harm, Suicide and Stigma
3. Risk and Protective Factors for Self-harm and Suicide
4. Suicide and Self-Harm Across the Life-Span
5. Understanding and Responding to Self-Harm
6. Communicating with People who are Suicidal
7. Self-care: Professional and Personal Considerations
8. Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention and Reduction
10. Self-harm and Suicide in Prisons, Schools and Emergency Departments.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Health Psychology and Behaviour Change Katy Tapper
- Jamovi for Psychologists Paul Richardson, Laura Machan
- Forensic Psychology Thomas Davis
- Animal Cognition Clive D. L. Wynne, Monique A. R. Udell
- SPSS for Psychologists Virginia Harrison, Richard Kemp, Nicola Brace, Rosemary Snelgar
- Understanding Developmental Psychology Stephanie Thornton, Teodora Gliga
- Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology Ian Fairholm
- Emotion Science Elaine Fox
- Psychology, Mental Health and Distress John Cromby, Dave Harper, Paula Reavey
- Attachment Across the Lifecourse David Howe
- Psychology of Addictive Behaviour Antony C. Moss, Kyle R. Dyer
- Health Psychology Karen Rodham
- Serious Stat Thom Baguley
- Schizophrenia Kevin Silber
- Research Methods and Statistics Ian Walker
- Meaning in Life Joel Vos
- Models of Mental Health Gavin Davidson, Jim Campbell, Ciarán Shannon, Ciaran Mulholland
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries