Self-injury discussion

February 12, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ford Life Sciences Building, room 113


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Learn about the issue of self-injury, which is deliberate self-harm like cutting or burning, and which may affect someone you know.

Did you know that self-injury:

  • affects 17 percent of college students (20 percent of women and 14 percent of men)
  • fewer then seven percent ever seek help for their self-inflicted physical injuries
  • National Self-Injury Awareness Day is observed March 1

A panel for this event will present multiple perspectives on self-injury: A person who self-injures, a mother of a self-injurer, and a health care professional. They will tell their stories and share risk factors, signs and symptoms, and what treatments are most effective.

Be on the forefront in addressing this important issue in young adults and please encourage your students to attend this informative event.  It has the potential to change lives.

This event is sponsored by the McAuley School of Nursing, the Psychology Department, the Athletics Department and the Women's & Gender Studies Program.

RSVP: Unnecessary

Contact: Carla Groh, professor of Nursing
Phone: 313-993-2487
Email: grohcj@udmercy.edu