The Suicide & Self-Injury Prevention Workbook: A Clinician’s Guide to Assist Adult Clients is a resource for professionals looking for proactive ways of dealing with the complicated issues of self-harm and suicidal ideation. Your time is valuable. Suicide & Self-Injury Prevention Workbook provides ready-to-go educational assessments, handouts, and worksheets that can be used as-is or easily modified for the specific needs of your client or small group. You will have more time to spend helping your participants understand these complex issues instead of creating new resources from scratch.
This workbook provides information and tools that can be used in the order presented to build upon one another, or you can select the assessments and tools you think best fit your client at any given point in their therapy. Designed to be used by you, a trained clinician, the Suicide & Self-Injury Prevention Workbook will help you teach your clients to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to the complex issues of suicidal ideation and self-harm.
Facilitators can use the pages of this workbook in a variety of ways:
Use activities with individual clients alone, in pairs, or in a very small group. As long as all participants are on board, the activities can be completed individually and then shared. Additional insights can result when there is a pair or a small group.
The clinician may help individual clients or small group members complete the activities as needed. The professional will then help clients process their responses after completing each activity.
Small group members can utilize the activities as part of the therapeutic process. Using this approach, they can process the information together with other group members to help achieve commonality and optimal results.
The chapters are:
Chapter 1: Self-Injury
This chapter will help clinicians assist clients in identifying and exploring their self-injury actions as well as discover and implement some tools, skills, and techniques for overcoming this behavior.
Chapter 2: Warning Signs
This chapter will assist clinicians in helping clients recognize, identify, and explore the warning signs and the effects that these signs have on their self-injury or suicidal thoughts.
Chapter 3: Risk Factors
This chapter will assist clinicians in helping clients explore their various risk factors and ways they can reduce the effects of these risk factors when experiencing a crisis.
Chapter 4: Prevention
This chapter will assist clinicians in providing clients with tools, skills, and techniques for receiving help and reducing their self-harming and suicidal ideation.
Chapter 5: Support
This chapter will assist clinicians in providing clients with ways to access various needed support people and community resources.
Chapter 6: Client and Clinician National Resources
This chapter will provide clients and clinicians with information about self-injury and suicide prevention from national resources.
Our goal for this workbook is to help clients recognize that many other people have many of the same issues, to which no shame is connected, and self-injury and suicide are not the answer to their problems.
*Free PDF Download
When you purchase your copy of the Suicide & Self-Injury Prevention Workbook, you’ll receive a free PDF download of the assessment tools and all reproducible activities in this workbook, making it easy to make copies.
Suicide & Self-Injury Prevention Workbook eBook (PDF)
This workbook is also available as an eBook (PDF format). Save the eBook on your computer and print off the worksheets and handouts as you need them.
Using the Discussion Starter Card Deck will break the ice, encourage openness, and help introduce a specific subject. Activity handouts included in these workbooks are reflective, easy-to-use exercises, presented in a variety of formats to accommodate multiple intelligences and different learning styles. Each question corresponds to a page in the workbook.
What are some of the primary reasons you deliberately cause pain or injury to yourself? Ask others in the group for their reasons.
What do you like or love about yourself? (Don’t be modest!) Ask others in the room what they like about themselves.
What are some of your warning signs of being in crisis that might put you in jeopardy? What do you do when you begin to experience these crises warning signs?