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Recently, Dr. Nancy Heath together with the International Consortium on Self-Injury in Educational Settings (ICSES) published a position paper on responding to non-suicidal self-injury on college campuses.


Non-suicidal self-injury is a significant concern on college campuses. Hence, we, the International Consortium on Self-injury in Educational Settings, offer the current position paper. First, we review current research in the field. Next, we discuss considerations for colleges’ institutional-wide response to self-injury, including the role of and recommendations for relevant stakeholders (students, residence staff, mental health professionals) who directly and indirectly support students who self-injure.  Guidelines for response and suggested resources are also presented.

For those interested in reading more, here is the full citation:

Lewis, S.P., Heath, N.L., Hasking, P.A., Whitlock, J.L., Wilson, M.S., & Plener, P.L. (in press). Addressing self-injury on college campuses: Institutional recommendations. Journal of College Counselling.


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