Overcoming self-harm and suicidal thoughts 9781781610565

Overcoming self-harm and suicidal thoughts

Liz Quish

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A practical guide for parents, teachers, youth workers and others caring for and working with teenagers/young adults who engage in self-harming and have suicidal thoughts – or even attempt suicide.

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A practical guide for parents, teachers, youth workers and others caring for and working with teenagers/young adults who engage in self-harming and have suicidal thoughts – or even attempt suicide. Filled with tips on how to support vulnerable teenagers and increase their self-esteem and resilience, Liz Quish’s book: offers a uniquely integrated and holistic approach, focusing on all aspects of well-being (social, emotional and physical); outlines the purpose and function of self-harming behaviours and dispels the myths about self-harm while also offering strategies to support a teenager who self-harms; offers key insights into suicide risk factors and preventative measures while also providing guidance for those who have lost a loved one through suicide and advice for those supporting a person through a suicide bereavement.

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Author

Liz Quish

Publication Date

Mar-15

Format(s)

216 x 138 mm Paperback, ebook

About the author

Liz Quish is a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, parent coach, early childhood educator and mediator and has been working with children and families for over 20 years. In recent years Liz has been working as a Crisis Counsellor in Pieta House supporting and counselling teenagers and adults who present with self-harm and suicidal thinking. Through her training as a counsellor and working as a self-harm and suicide intervention crisis counsellor Liz has gained a wealth of knowledge and skills in relation to appropriate interventions and support for those in suicidal distress, with very positive outcomes. She is also a highly regarded lecturer in the areas of child development, anger management, self-esteem, communication and special needs.

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