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1

why might someone self harm

communicating distress, release of emotions, in control, self punishment, coping

2

what is the most common method self harm

paracetemol overdose- 50%

3

how common is self harm

1/10 young people

4

what is the risk of suicide in someone self harming compared to general population

50-100x greater

5

what are worrying signs of someone self harming

more freq, change in pattern, more reckless, not seeking help

6

what can be done for someone self harming

increase social support, harm reduction- delay and distract- listen to music, remove implements, relaxation techniques- breathing etc

7

what % of suicides had a psychiatric disorder

90%

8

how common is suicide

10/100000

9

what is the biggest killer men 20-45

suicide

10

static risk factors of suicide

hx self harm, seriousness of previous attempts, previous hospitalisation, family hx suicide, childhood adversity, substance abuse, personality disorder, hx mental disorder, age gender marital status

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dynamic risk factors of suicide

active idealisation of suicide, hopelessness, poor compliance, psych admission/discharge, substance abuse, problem solving deficit, psychosocial stress

12

future risk factors suicide

access to preferred method suicide, not responsding to treatment, not responding to psychosocial therapy, not contacting services, future stress

13

assessing act of self harm

obtain more info about event, degree of suicidal intent and seriousness of attempt, current mental state, screen for sx depression, psychosis etc, past hx, coping methods

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what are the 4 Ps for suicidal intent

Planning or impulsive; Preparations (note, will); Precautions (to not be found); Performance in isolation

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disorders implicated in suicide

depression- lifetime risk 15%; bipolar; schizophrenia (10%); alcoholism 3-4%; PD 30-60%, substance misuse, anorexia nervosa