Understanding Self-Harm and the Difference with Suicidal Ideation/Attempts

May 26. 2021

While self-harm can be scary and must be treated, it is very different from suicidal ideation and attempts. Parents need to understand the difference so that they can help their children more effectively.

In this session you will learn:

  • What are the forms of self-injury
  • How self-injury is different from suicidal thoughts
  • What drive kids to self-injury
  • How you can detect self-injury
  • How to help a child in this situation

Carol Carver began her work at Clarity Child Guidance Center as an RN staff nurse in 1982. She recently obtained a Masters in Nursing at Walden University. She has held several different positions over the past 33 years including Nursing Supervisor, Director of Nursing, Acute Care Program Director and Quality Assurance Coordinator. Currently, Carol serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She participates in community presentations on mental health issues and is a member of the American Nurses Association.

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