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Caregiver's Guide to Self-Injury: Lori Vann, Counselor and Author

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One of our previous guests and my good friend, Olivia Quintanilla of Addiction Campuses, referred Lori Vann to Mental Health News Radio. Lori is a pro interviewee having been an invited guest on multiple radio and television shows. She specializes in many areas of behavioral health with a large focus on Self-Injury. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart so I am honored to dive in with a field expert. 

Please join Lori and I for an eye-opening discussion on this misunderstood behavior that not only affects our younger generation but is carried out, if not treated early, well into adulthood. 

Please read the full blog article HERE

Some of the questions we cover on the show:

What is self-injury, isn't it just cutting?

Isn't this just a rebellious teen girl issue or something that Goth or Emo kids do?

When should a caregiver start to look for the possible signs of self-harm?

If a caregiver suspects that their child might be harming, what should they do next?

What are some of the mistakes that well-meaning parents make when reacting to the news that their child might be harming?

Won't the person just “grow out of it”?

Is self-injury more common now versus previous generations or it is we are just better able to recognize it?

Can we just blame the media for this increase in harm?

If they cut on their wrists, that must mean that they are suicidal, correct?

What are some of the reasons why someone would intentionally choose to harm themselves?

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