Wednesday Apr 28, 2:30 PM

151 Nonsuicidal Self-Injury on Mental Health Watch: Innovative Approaches to Prevention

Decreasing self-injurious behavior of patients on mental health watch is a top priority. This study sought to develop, implement, and measure action items to address self-injury. Health services and DOC administration identified several action items to decrease patients’ ability to obtain and use unauthorized property to harm themselves. Data collection and measurement of outcomes found decreases in incidences of self-injury and outside ER trips following the implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss self-injurious behaviors of patients on mental health watch and their challenges for staff
  • Review baseline data and outcome measures of self-injury pre- and postimplementation of action items
  • Evaluate ways to implement action items across other facilities

Level: Basic

  • Elizabeth Samson, LMHC, CCHP, SSYB, CPHQ

    Senior Clinical Project Manager


  • Emma Whisner, LMHC, MA

    CQI MH coordinator


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