Nursing CPD Institute

Non-Suicidal Self Injury

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 29 January 2021
This session addresses a specific type of self-injury which involves deliberately or purposefully hurting oneself, typically resulting in damage of body tissue, such as bleeding and bruising.

“Why is this maladaptive behaviour is so difficult to treat?”

Course Content

Although most people who engage in non-suicidal self-injury have a mental health problem of some kind, non-suicidal self-injury is not a mental health problem in itself. It is a coping mechanism. 

This session addresses a specific type of self-injury which involves deliberately or purposefully hurting oneself, typically resulting in damage of body tissue, such as bleeding and bruising.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI)
  • Explore why this maladaptive behaviour is so difficult to treat
  • Examine how to approach the person if you have concerns that they may be displaying signs of NSSI
  • Review the interventions you can provide to assist the individual
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