Too often, young people turn to nonsuicidal self-injury to try to cope with depression, anxiety and negative emotions. At CBC, we're focusing on positive alternatives for youth in distress. DBT, an evidence-based treatment adapted for adolescents who self-injure by CBC's Dr. Alec Miller and his colleagues, teaches skills and behaviors to regulate emotions to replace self-injury, can improve mental health.
To honor Self-injury Awareness month in March, we ask that you take a moment to explore the resources below to help increase awareness of this often mistaken problem.
Miller, AL, Klein, D. & Morris, B. (2016). Psychotherapeutic Perspective - Cutting helps me feel better: Nonsuicidal self-injury, Chapter 23. In, DSM-V Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health. P. Jensen & C. Galanter (Eds.). American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Pages 268-271.
Mehlum, L., Ramleth, R., Tomoen, AJ, Haga, E., Diep LM, Stanley, BH, Miller, AL, Larsson B., Sund, AM, & Groholt, B. (2019). Long Term Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy vs. Enhanced Usual Care for Adolescents with Self-Harming and Suicidal Behavior. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.13077