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Season 1 | Episode 2

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Nonsuicidal Self-Injury vs. Suicide

Jan 1, 2021

with Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp

Today there is still confusion among a lot people about the differences between suicide and nonsuicidal self-injury. Although nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a form of self-harm and a risk factor for attempting suicide, the two behaviors should not be confused and those who self-injure should not be assumed to be “suicidal.” In this episode, we discuss how the onset, frequency, method, and function of self-injury are related to risk for suicide attempt.

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