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dc.contributor.authorDOYLE, LOUISE
dc.contributor.authorSheridan, Ann
dc.contributor.authorTreacy, M.P.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T15:22:57Z
dc.date.available2020-04-03T15:22:57Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2017en
dc.identifier.citationDoyle, L., Sheridan, A. & Treacy, MP., Motivations for adolescent self-harm and the implications for mental health nurses, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24, 2-3, 2017, 134 - 142en
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dc.identifier.urihttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jpm.12360
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/92183
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractIntroduction:Although self-harm is a relatively common occurrence in adolescents, there is a lack of understanding about the motivations behind it. A poor understanding of self-harm contributes to negative perceptions about those who self-harm and a poor healthcare experience. Aim & Methods: This study identifies motivations behind self-harm in school-based adolescents using a cross-sectional survey. Motivations behind self-harm were elicited using a scale and open-ended responses. Results: Of the 856 adolescents who completed the survey across 11 post-primary schools, 103 reported a history of self-harm. The most commonly endorsed reason for self-harm was to ‘get relief from a terrible state of mind’ (79%). Open-ended responses were consistent with scale responses with most reporting that they self-harmed to relieve distressing emotions. Discussion: Findings provide support for the affect-regulation model of self-harm with support also demonstrated for the self-punishment and anti-dissociation models. There was little support for the interpersonal-influence model suggesting that the commonly held belief that self-harm is attention-seeking is one attributed by others to young people, and not widely reported by young people themselves.Implications for practice: Mental health services need to be responsive to the needs of young people who self-harm which requires eliciting and understanding the individual and multiple meanings behind self-harm to best inform treatment options.en
dc.format.extent134en
dc.format.extent142en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing;
dc.relation.ispartofseries24;
dc.relation.ispartofseries2-3;
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dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectMental health nursesen
dc.subjectMotivationsen
dc.subjectSelf-harmen
dc.subjectUnderstandingen
dc.titleMotivations for adolescent self-harm and the implications for mental health nursesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/doylel1
dc.identifier.rssinternalid133037
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12360
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDTagAdolescent Self-Harmen
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-0153-8326
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