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“Facing the puzzling urge to injure” – Whitlock quoted in Boston Globe article

March 12, 2013

(1) Comment.  |   Tags: CRPSIB,   Janis Whitlock,   media mention,   self-injury,  

Whitlock-inpostA March 11, 2013 Boston Globe article considers the reasons for self-injury, citing Dr. Janis Whitlock's recent research findings on self-injury and subsequent suicide attempts, which were published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Whitlock is also quoted in the article, commenting on the ways self-injury can lead to continuing or greater self-harm in the future.

Facing the puzzling urge to injure

Nonsuicidal self-injury as a gateway to suicide in young adults

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March 27, 2013

Thank you for doing research in this very important area. This is a trend that needs to be examined closely. Most therapists rely on old thinking regarding self injury in teens and do not understand the gateway effect. I have quietly prayed for more research and understanding of this as our son suffered the exact chain of events 4 years ago as a freshman in college. It was a challenging time for our son and the rest of the family. He has rebounded and is graduating from Bates this May, but I wouldn't wish that kind of pain on any parent or child in the future. Please keep up the good work...

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