Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Self-mutilation in adolescence;
According to an article by Nock and Prinstein, "Self-mutilation behavior is a pervasive public health problem occurring at a rate of 40% in the general adult population and 21 % in adult clinical populations. Adolescence is a period of significantly increased risk for self-mutilation behavior, as evidenced by rates of 14%-39% in adolescent community samples" (Nock & Prinstein, 2005, p.140). Raising awareness about the behaviors and emotions involved with individuals who self-mutilate may help counselors and school administrators understand better methods of treatment for adolescents. The following is a review of current research and literature regarding the nature of adolescents suffering from self-mutilation behavior.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Darcie A. Davis-Gage
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©2009 Sarah M. Meiners
Meiners, Sarah M., "Self-mutilation : a growing concern" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 1163.