Year: 1997 Source: Youth Suicide Prevention Newsletter, (May 1997), p.1-3 SIEC No: 19970567

This paper discusses the challenge clinicians face when dealing with self-mutilating teens. States that this parasuicidal behaviour is most commonly associated with the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Summarizes 2 recent articles by Marsha Linehan which are intended to assist caregivers in understanding & treating borderline personality disorder.