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1

Who is most likely to self-harm?

Young people
Young females
Young Asian females
LAC/YP
Prisoners

2

Which conditions are most commonly associated with self-harm?

BPD
Depression
Bipolar
Schizophrenia
Drug/Alcohol misuse

3

What is one of the top five causes of hospital admissions?

Self-harm

4

What is the percentage of people who have attended hospital for self-harm that will go on to complete suicide?

1%

5

What systemic issues need to be considered in self-harm behaviour?

Attitudes towards self-harm

6

What are some of the psychological characteristics of people who self-harm?

Difficult to engage
Hostile
Internalised anger
Anxious/irritable
Poor coping strategies
Shame/guilt

7

Why do people self-harm?

Emotional regulation
Communication
Control/punishment

8

What is a better way of saying 'attention seeking'?

care seeking

9

What are some of the risk factors for self-harm?

Childhood trauma
Invalidation

10

What is the best way to approach self-harm?

Acceptance and change

11

What are some specific self-harm intervention-related strategies?

Delaying techniques
Linking strategies to current emotional state/function of self-harm
Alternatives
Psychoeducation about risks
Reduce access

12

What do we need to be mindful of when working with self-harm?

Legal considerations
Risks and benefits
Intra and inter-personal impact

13

What leads to hope?

Comfort and competence

14

What is an alternative to talking about mental illness?

Talking about unhappiness/loneliness

15

What is the main aim for working with self-harm?

Addressing the underlying issue - what are they trying to communicate?

16

What are the two main messages we want to give from therapy?

You're alright
It's going to be alright

17

Which gender is most likely to complete suicide?

Males

18

Which age range is most likely to complete suicide?

45-74

19

Who writes about gender and suicide?

Brent and Moritz (1996)

20

List 4 factors which determine the choice of suicide method.

Availability/acceptability
Familiarity
Anticipated pain/messiness
Chances/consequences of failure

21

What is one thing that might deter people from suicide?

Who might find the body?

22

List 3 risk demographic factors for suicide.

Being in unskilled occupation/lower SES
Being in prison
Social isolation

23

Who outlined a cognitive model of suicide?

Wenzel et al. (2009)

24

Outline the cognitive model of suicide.

Life stress + Dispositional vulnerability => Suicide schema activated => Hopelessness and attentional fixation => Suicidal ideation => Suicide attempt

25

List 4 questions for assessing risk of suicide.

Questioning about thoughts - intensity, frequency, severity
Intentions/plans
Previous attempts
Triggers

26

What is a fifth key thing we need to know if we are questioning about suicide?

Protective factors

27

What are the common elements to working with suicidality (Weinbereger, 2010)?

Clear framework for treatment
Management plan
Close attention to affect
Active therapist style
Exploratory AND change oriented interventions

28

What can be a helpful intervention strategy for suicidality?

Training problem solving

29

Who identified the common elements of working with suicidality?

Weinberger (2010)