Our free educational webinars are geared toward family caregivers supporting a loved one living with depression or bipolar disorder. These trainings are designed to be action-oriented leading to greater ability to recognize, communicate about, and intervene to effectively address mood disorders.

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Teen Self-Injury: Working Toward Healthy Coping Skills

For Parents, Guardians, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.

Air Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Many adults recoil at the thought of self-injury, but it’s a fact among young people: approximately 18% of teens and upwards of 35% of college students report having self-injured in some way. And the connection with depression is strong, with between 40% and 70% of teens treated for self-injury having a depression diagnosis.

Self-injury is an unhealthy coping mechanism that can lead to an increased risk of suicide. Although this data is alarming, there is good news. Adults can intervene effectively by understanding the function of self-injury, recognizing the signs, and helping adolescents develop healthy coping mechanisms to manage their pain.

In this webinar, Dr. Jason Washburn, board-certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist, explains the connection between self-injury and depression and shares how caring adults can talk about self-injury in a compassionate way, identify signs and respond effectively, and help teens develop healthy coping skills.

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Our Teen Depression Program is supported by
George Harrington Trust
Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation
Rebecca Pomroy Foundation
Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation
Foundation for MetroWest
Bennett Family Foundation
John Donnelly Trust
IAM Strong Foundation

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