Mental Health HELPS

Self-Injurious Thoughts & Behaviors in Youth: A Conversation with Expert Dr. Mindy Westlund Schreiner

May 26, 2022 Brandy Vega Season 1 Episode 3
Mental Health HELPS
Self-Injurious Thoughts & Behaviors in Youth: A Conversation with Expert Dr. Mindy Westlund Schreiner
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In this episode, Brandy Vega sits down with expert Dr. Mindy Westlund Schreiner, PhD, to discuss Self Injurious Thoughts & Behaviors (SITBs), particularly in youth. They discuss the latest in research, treatment, tips for coping, and tips for helping loved ones. 

Dr. Mindy Westlund Schreiner is a licensed clinical psychologist at Huntsman Mental Health Institute, an Instructor (Clinical) at the University of Utah, a member of the MEND2 research lab, and a researcher for SafeUT mental health app. Dr. Mindy Westlund Schreiner was also recently named a 2021 Young Investigator by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Both her research and clinical interests are in the area of mood disorders with a specific focus on self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in youth. Her research incorporates neuroimaging approaches with intervention strategies to understand mechanisms of change associated with SITBs. The aim of this work is to improve clinical outcomes in youth. 

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If you or someone you love is having a mental health crisis, please call the Crisis Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255), or 988 starting July 16, 2022

Introduction & What are SITBs?
Study on SITBs & Rumination and their connection
Identifying Factors of SITBs
Research Goals
Types of Treatments
SafeUT App and ways it can help
If you're struggling - things to know
Reasons behind SITBs
Coping, Findings Ways to Cope
Early Signs for risks of SITBs
Additional Coping Skills. TIP
Additional Coping Skills, Radical Acceptance
Additional Coping Skills, Exploring Intuitive Coping Skills
Setting Boundaries, Co-Rumination
There is help available!
Utah & the Suicide Rate
Final Thoughts