Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 4p. SIEC No: 19861170

The treatment & management of self-mutilation v. suicidal behavior in adolescents is examined. Assessment of & therapeutic responses to both forms of self-destructive are discussed. The phenomenon of self-mutilative contagion in residential treatment centres is explored & suggestions for prevention & treatment are presented. NBB