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Self-Injury Recovery


Why do people self-injure and what support do they need in their journey to recovery? 

In this episode, released on international Self-Injury Awareness Day, Amelia and returning host, Jessica Morrison, are joined by Professor Penelope Hasking, the President of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. The three debunk misconceptions about self-injury and explore why it’s important to recognise that recovery isn’t a linear process. 

  • Top misconceptions [02:52]
  • Unsure how to help? Just listen [06:47]
  • What does recovery look like? [08:50] 
  • How is research helping people at risk? [13:48]
  • 13 Reasons Why and other examples in the media [18:14] 
  • Future changes Professor Hasking hopes to see [21:45]

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Professor Penelope Hasking

President of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury and Professor within Curtin University’s School of Population Health

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