Non-suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI): Adolescent Truths

Recorded On: 04/10/2019

Non-suicidal self-injury is behavior with intent to inflict short-term physical pain rather than deal with emotional pain. Not only is this phenomenon increasing, but clinicians still lack understanding regarding why individuals partake in this behavior. Although counter-intuitive, those who self-harm attempt to replace their emotional pain with physical pain. This presentation is intended to stimulate thought in those who provide assessment and treatment of the adolescent population, primarily in those with emotional disorders. A short case study and discussion of best practice will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
• Describe what NSSI is and what it is not
• Describe how NSSI has changed since first identified in 1993
• Determine who it affects
• Understand how NSSI is portrayed in or propagated by media
• Communicate what can be done to reduce this phenomenon 

Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN

Indiana State University

Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN, is an associate professor at Indiana State University. Dr. Bauer teaches classes that encompass assessment to medical-surgical nursing and has been the director of second degree students for the past 8 years. She has more than 25 years of experience as a nurse (primarily in a psychiatric setting), and her work has been published by more than 25 publications. She is an officer of Sigma Theta Tau honor society, and a member of other organizations such as the National League of Nursing and the Indiana State Board of Nursing. She is currently pursuing a certificate to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content of the activity. No conflict of interest to report

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: April 10, 2022

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.

INS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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