Subscribe for 33¢ / day

A free public presentation on self-injury will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in Marycrest Auditorium in the hospital building at Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare at 700 West Ave. S.

Clinical therapist Jill Bakalars will provide information about things to watch for in people who self-injure, causes of the behavior and how to help self-injuring people get immediate and long-term help.

Self-injury is more common than most parents, educators and medical providers have suspected. Some studies indicate that 2 million to 3 million Americans a year engage in some form of self-injury, such as cutting, burning or striking themselves to the point of soft tissue damage.

Those who want to attend the program, part of Mayo-Franciscan’s Raising Healthy Kids education series, may register by by calling 608-392-9717.



Mike Tighe is the Tribune newsroom's senior citizen. That said, he don't get no respect from the cub reporters as he goes about his duly-appointed rounds on the health, religion and whatever-else-lands-in-his-inbox beats. Call him at 608-791-8446.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thanks for reading. Subscribe or log in to continue.