Self Harm: Why teens do it and what parents can do to help

Big Sky Publishing
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“This is a practical, compassionate, best-practice book that is accessible to any parent. Michelle combines undertanding with genuine care to help any family with teens who struggle. I read every word. Highly recommended!” Dr Justin Coulson – Bestselling author and one of Australia’s leading parenting experts.

“With compelling wisdom and compassion, Michelle Mitchell has lifted the curtain on self-harm.” Collett Smart – Psychologist, educator and author.

If you have a child who is struggling with self-harm, I want to remind you that you are your child’s greatest advantage. What you do and how you respond matters. This book was written for you and your family.  Michelle Mitchell.

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a global mental health concern with studies conservatively indicating 10% of young people experiment with self-harm. The ways in which young people selfharm are wide and varied, and a challenge many families now have to face.

It remains distressing and difficult for parents and caring adults to understand, as it seems to go against every innate instinct of self-protection and survival.

In this book, award-winning speaker, author and educator Michelle Mitchell has combined her 20 years’ experience, with the latest research, interviews with experts and stories from professionals and everyday families, to give parents and teachers fresh insights into how-to prevent, understand and respond to self-harm.

Full of evidence-based strategies, this unique resource will provide parents with the facts, practical help and comfort they need.

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About the author

Michelle Mitchell is an author, award-winning speaker and educator who has presented to over 200 000 people in her career to date.

Michelle started her career as a primary school teacher. Her passion for life skills education very quickly led her to specialise in the health and wellbeing sector. In 2000 Michelle left teaching and founded a charity, Youth Excel that delivered small group support programs for girls ‘at risk’.

For the next 18 years Youth Excel continued to grow and expand until it serviced over 50 schools 120 families each week with psychological, counselling and mentoring services. Her work extended to the Department of Child Safety as well as numerous alternative learning centres. Michelle’s multidisciplinary team delivered individual and small group therapy and holiday programs to young people aged 6 – 18.

Michelle became well known for successful outcomes with teenagers who did not flourish under more traditional forms for therapy. As a result, she had the privilege of working alongside of psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists to help young people and their families overcome significant challenges.

Michelle’ work has been featured on The Today Show, Today Tonight and Channel 10 Morning News, as well as countless print media including The Age, The Courier Mail and Dolly magazine. She is a regular contributor to Get Ahead Kids, Prime Time Radio and 96.5fm. It is endorsed by leading parenting experts such as Maggie Dent, Dr Justin Coulson, Sharon Witt and Collett Smart.

Michelle is also a speaker who presents to parents, students and professionals in schools and educational conferences including Generation Next, No to Bullying and The Resilient Kids Conference. As a speaker, Michelle is down to earth, energetic and passionate. She was recently awarded Inspirational Speaker 2013 by the state government.

As an author, Michelle has incorporated years of grassroots experience into her book, “What Teenage Girls Don’t Tell their Parents”, “Parenting Teenage Girls in the Age of a New Normal”, “SELF-HARM: Why Teens Do It and What Parents Can Do to Help” and “Everyday Resilience: Helping Kids Handle Friendship Drama, Academic Pressure and the Self-Doubt of Growing Up.” Michelle has also authored a series of five life skills programs utilised by schools nationwide.

Michelle’s honest and hope-filled approach has seen her help countless teenagers transition successfully into adulthood. She is a registered teacher and lives with her husband and two teenagers, in Brisbane, Australia.

www.michellemitchell.org

Instagram: @michellemitchellspeaker

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Additional Information

Publisher
Big Sky Publishing
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Published on
Mar 14, 2019
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781922265265
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Anger
Family & Relationships / Conflict Resolution
Family & Relationships / General
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Adolescence
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / General
Family & Relationships / Life Stages / Teenagers
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Stepparenting
Psychology / Suicide
Self-Help / Abuse
Self-Help / General
Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Suicide
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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