Self-Harm Related Content

Video: Addressing and Preventing Self-Harm in Kids & Teens

Growing up is difficult, and can result in a barrage of overwhelming thoughts and emotions in kids and teens. Self-harm is a way that they may try to cope with strong feelings they’re experiencing—but it’s also a sign of serious distress, may point to other mental health concerns, and could have...

What Is Teen Cutting and Self-Injury?

Public understanding of self-injury or “cutting” in adolescents has grown in recent years. Many studies and media reports have called attention to this teen mental health concern, resulting in less confusion and ignorance. Despite this progress, many misconceptions about self-injury remain. For...

Deconstructing Stigma: We Save Each Other

The following story features Mary S., a 16-year-old student from Massachusetts and participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Told through the eyes of its participants, this campaign boldly challenges the misconceptions of...

Video: 3East – McLean’s DBT Programs for Teens

The 3East programs provide specialized care for teens and young adults who require treatment for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and emerging borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Webinar: Addressing and Preventing Self-Harm in Kids & Teens

Join us as Dr. Michael Hollander shares signs and symptoms that there may be self-harm occurring in a child, offers methods to teach loved ones better coping mechanisms, provides insight into when it may be time to seek professional help, and answers questions about self-harm in children and...

Staff Profile: Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD

Since 2000, Ralph J. Buonopane, PhD, has led the McLean-Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient Program at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton. The program brings together a team of colleagues from the two hospitals to meet the needs of youth in severe psychiatric crisis. Long recognized...

Staff Profile: Jessica E. Feinberg, LICSW

Jessica Feinberg, LICSW, came to McLean after completing a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She has worked as a therapist and clinical social worker in the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program since 2002. Ms. Feinberg is trained in dialectical behavior therapy and...

Staff Profile: Karen L. Jacob, PhD

Karen L. Jacob, PhD, is the program director of the Gunderson Residence. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Clark University and completed her post-doctoral training at Cambridge Health Alliance at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical training has been primarily in cognitive behavior...

Staff Profile: Benjamin J. Banister, PsyD

Benjamin Banister, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the program director of the 3East Cambridge Transitional Residence, a community-based dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program for college-aged young...

Staff Profile: David Shalit, LICSW

David Shalit, LICSW, has been a clinical therapist/case manager at McLean SouthEast’s Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program since 2015. Mr. Shalit earned his MSW in 2008 and has been credentialed as an LICSW since 2011. He has dedicated his professional career to the human services field...

Staff Profile: Erin Clement, LICSW

Erin Clement, LICSW, attended Merrimack College where she received a BA in Psychology in 2003. She began working at McLean Hospital in 2003 as a community residential counselor at the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program. In 2005, Ms. Clement began working as a clinical educator in...