Self-Harm and Self-Injury

When Emotional Pain Becomes Physical

Includes Digital Resources!

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In 15-Minute Focus: Self-Harm and Self-Injury: When Emotional Pain Becomes Physical, author Dr. Leigh Bagwell offers an in-depth look at the who, what, and why of self-harm; more accurately called nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI).

Students today face stressors on an unprecedented scale. From unstable world events to unsteady family situations, the external and internal pressures they experience can become overwhelming, and some turn to self-harm (NSSI) as a means to cope. On the outside, such behavior confuses and disturbs many people, even the teachers and parents who are closest to students. This book provides the research and perspective adults need to help kids who turn to NSSI as a means of dealing with their distress.

In this book, you’ll discover:

  • Types of NSSI behavior, including cutting, biting, hair pulling, and bruising
  • The relationship between self-harm (NSSI) and suicidal ideation
  • Signs and symptoms of NSSI beyond wounds and scars
  • Myths and truths about NSSI
  • Protocols for schools to follow when NSSI is suspected
  • How parents and schools can partner to help students in need

This book features stories from students as they explain NSSI from their experiences, giving adults an inside look into the lives of those who struggle with this behavior. Also included are online resources that counselors and teachers can utilize, including infographics, NSSI assessments, and calming behaviors for use in place of self-harm.

Written by Leigh Bagwell
Paperback ISBN 9781953945440
Grades K-12
96 pages
Release Date May 13, 2021

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Leigh Bagwell

Dr. Leigh Bagwell is a member of the School Counseling Core Faculty in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Capella University. Bagwell joined Capella in the spring of 2022 shortly after completing her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Tennessee. She began her career as an elementary and middle school counselor before moving to leadership and supervisory roles in school counseling for preK-12 education in both urban and suburban school districts then ultimately serving as the Director of School Counseling Services for the Tennessee Department of Education. As a school counseling educator and leader, her mission is to provide school counselors and administrators with the training and resources needed to deliver high quality, student driven, data informed comprehensive school counseling programs to all students. She believes when school counselors and school leaders work together to all students have access to the opportunities and supports they need to successfully move through their elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education into their chosen career.

In addition to her work in Tennessee, Bagwell partners with school counselors and school counseling leaders throughout the country using her experiences and knowledge to build their capacity to more effectively serve students. She has written numerous books and has served as a consultant on several SEL children’s books. She has conducted research on mental health supports for students and families and is a consultant with an international organization developing tools and materials that help school counselors deliver effective school counseling programs to all students. Dr. Bagwell’s hope is to equip and empower school counselors to use their unique knowledge and skills to advocate and support all students to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

Leigh Bagwell

Dr. Leigh Bagwell is a member of the School Counseling Core Faculty in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Capella University. Bagwell joined Capella in the spring of 2022 shortly after completing her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Tennessee. She began her career as an elementary and middle school counselor before moving to leadership and supervisory roles in school counseling for preK-12 education in both urban and suburban school districts then ultimately serving as the Director of School Counseling Services for the Tennessee Department of Education. As a school counseling educator and leader, her mission is to provide school counselors and administrators with the training and resources needed to deliver high quality, student driven, data informed comprehensive school counseling programs to all students. She believes when school counselors and school leaders work together to all students have access to the opportunities and supports they need to successfully move through their elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education into their chosen career.

In addition to her work in Tennessee, Bagwell partners with school counselors and school counseling leaders throughout the country using her experiences and knowledge to build their capacity to more effectively serve students. She has written numerous books and has served as a consultant on several SEL children’s books. She has conducted research on mental health supports for students and families and is a consultant with an international organization developing tools and materials that help school counselors deliver effective school counseling programs to all students. Dr. Bagwell’s hope is to equip and empower school counselors to use their unique knowledge and skills to advocate and support all students to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

This book is a great resource for social workers and counselors, teachers, admin, and parents. It covers many areas important to this topic including what it is, common myths, who is at risk, replacement strategies, what teachers and admin can do, a school protocol flowchart, and so much more. I really like the language used in this book and how the information is represented. It makes explaining what to do, what to look at for, and what is and isn’t self-harm, easy to relay. Especially to those who don’t know a lot about it, or who work closely with the student.

Kylie Parpart
Social Worker, Instagram @kyliethecreativesocialworker

Parents of teens, you should read this! There are SO many reasons that individuals turn to self-harm. Some are easier to understand that others. Stress is a perception, and we all feel it (and react) differently. This book helps you navigate how to help those you love and care about as they navigate self-harm and potentially self-injury. These tools help you learn how to separate self-harm from suicidal ideation. The language is gentle and easy to comprehend. If more parents used this book it may be easier to support a teen who struggles with self-harm.

Stephanie Heitkemper
LPC RPT

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