4. Understanding and Managing Self-Harm in Mental Health Services

  1. Richard Whittington1 and
  2. Caroline Logan2
  1. Maria Leitner and
  2. Wally Barr

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch4

Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services

Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services

How to Cite

Leitner, M. and Barr, W. (2011) Understanding and Managing Self-Harm in Mental Health Services, in Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services (eds R. Whittington and C. Logan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746073

Online ISBN: 9781119991175

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • evidence - understanding and managing self-harm in mental health services;
  • suicidal ideation, self-harm and acts of attempted suicide - and completed suicide itself;
  • Best Practice in Managing Risk - guideline document;
  • evidence-based risk prediction - overshadowed by advent of tools, aiding clinical formulation and action;
  • mental health, self-harm and suicidal behaviour;
  • substance abuse, self-harm and suicidal behaviour;
  • self-harm and unemployment association - evidence supporting the link, more equivocal;
  • specific suicidal behaviours - percentage of interventions evaluated for prevention of suicidal behaviours;
  • interventions, supported by high quality research evidence;
  • non-pharmaceutical interventions - evaluated in research literature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Synopsis

  • Introduction

  • Evidence-Based Risk Prediction

  • Evidence-Based Risk Assessment

  • Evidence-Based Intervention

  • A Way Forward

  • References