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Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance SeriesNon-Suicidal Self-Injurious (NSSI)behavior within adolescents baffles the individual’s friends, parents, teachers, and health professionals. It occurs in 15-20% of young people, and begins typically at the age of 13 or 14. Based on current research, Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp will provide an overview of what is known about NSSI - what it is and isn't; why youth do this; how it relates to possible suicide risk; and how to respond when you learn of a youth's NSSI. Her talk (“Youth and Self-Injury”) will be in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Ritzinger 234) on the UW Eau Claire – Barron County campus, from noon until 1 pm on Thursday, October 3rd. It is part of the Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance Series, which is free and open to the public, thanks to support from the campus Foundation. Bring your lunch to enjoy while you listen to the speaker, or you can visit our Campus Riverside Cafe who serves 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dr. Muehlenkamp is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of psychology at UW-Eau Claire. She is an internationally respected expert in her field of Suicidology, having contributed over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topic of NSSI and suicide. She has also co-authored two books related to treating self-injury. Her scholarly work has earned awards from the American Association of Suicidology and the Self-Injury Awareness Network, and it has received funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute for Mental Health. Dr. Muehlenkamp provides workshops and training on assessing and treating NSSI and suicide throughout the United States, and is a master trainer for QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and AMSR (Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk for Outpatient Providers). She is currently the director of the Suicide Prevention and Research Collaborative at UWEC, helping to coordinate suicide prevention initiatives on the campus.

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Oct 3 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County