The Suicide & Self-Injury Prevention Workbook: A Clinician’s Guide to Assist Adult Clients is a resource for professionals looking for proactive ways of dealing with the complicated issues of self-harm and suicidal ideation. Your time is valuable. Suicide & Self-Injury Prevention provides ready-to-go educational assessments, handouts, and worksheets that can be used as is or be easily modified for the specific needs of your client or small group. You will have more time to spend helping your participants understand these complex issues instead of creating new resources from scratch.
This workbook provides information and tools that can be used in the order presented to build upon one another, or you can select the assessments and tools you think fit your client best at any given point in their therapy. Designed to be used by you, a trained clinician, the Suicide & Self-Injury Prevention Workbook will help you teach your clients to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to the complex issues of suicidal ideation and self-harm.
The pages of this workbook can be used in a variety of ways:
Activities can be used with individual clients alone, in pairs, or in a very small group. Additional insights can result when there is a pair or a small group. As long as all participants are on board, the activities can be completed individually and then shared with each other.
The clinician may help individual clients or small group members complete the activities as needed. The professional will then help the clients process their responses as each activity is completed.
Small group members can utilize the activities as part of the therapeutic process. When using this approach, they can process the information together with other group members to help achieve commonality and optimal results.
The chapters are:
Chapter 1: Self-Injury This chapter will help clinicians to assist clients identify and explore their self-injury actions as well as discover and implement some tools, skills, and techniques for overcoming this behavior.
Chapter 2: Warning Signs This chapter will assist clinicians to help clients recognize, identify, and explore the warning signs and the effects that these signs have on their self-injury or suicidal thoughts.
Chapter 3: Risk Factors This chapter will assist clinicians to help clients explore their various risk factors and ways they can reduce the effects of these risk factors when experiencing a crisis.
Chapter 4: Prevention This chapter will assist clinicians to provide clients with tools, skills, and techniques for receiving help and reducing their self-harming and suicidal ideation.
Chapter 5: Support This chapter will assist clinicians to provide clients with ways to access a variety of needed support people as well as community resources.
Chapter 6: Client and Clinician National Resources This chapter will provide clients and clinicians information about self-injury and suicide prevention from national resources.
Our goal for this workbook is to help clients recognize that many other people have many of the same issues, to which no shame is connected, and self-injury and/or suicide is definitely not the answer to their problems.