Self-injury and suicide: Practical information for college counselors

Julia L. Whisenhunt, Catherine Y. Chang, Gregory L. Brack, Jonathan Orr, Lisa G. Adams, Melinda R. Paige, C. Peeper L McDonald, Caroline O'Hara

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The relationship between self-injury (SI) and suicide is largely unclear. However, researchers have suggested that clients who self-injure are at a heightened risk of suicide (Chapman & Dixon-Gordon,; Toprak, Cetin, Guven, Can, & Demircan,). Thus, it is important that college counselors be knowledgeable about both SI and suicide. In this article, the authors provide an overview of SI and suicide, as well as practical information for college counselors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of College Counseling
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • counseling
  • self-injury
  • suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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