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Non Suicidal Self Injury (Madeline Wishart)

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NOT FOR GENERAL DISTRIBUTION.  In this video, Dr Madeline Wishart from YSAS in Victoria discusses practical strategies for workers to consider when supporting young people to help reduce self-injurious behaviours.  Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is an intentional, self-inflicted and non-socially sanctioned act, resulting in low lethality tissue damage, and undertaken in the absence of suicidal intent.  It’s important that all workers who support young people have an understanding of NSSI and are aware of ways to respond and support young people who self-injure.