Year: 1993 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (26th: 1993: San Francisco), p.140 SIEC No: 19960362

A treatment format for patients who are prone to self-harm is described. This treatment uses the concepts of vulnerability (vulnerability of an individual towards self-destructive behaviors) and coping techniques (how the individual copes with these feelings of self-harm/stress). The treatment equation suggested is the Vital Balance, which consists of achieving equilibrium between vulnerabilities to stress & coping mechanisms. A publication that discusses various treatment strategies is listed.