Self Harm – The Path to Recovery
By: Dr Kate Middleton and Sara Garvie
Written by two authors with front line experience dealing with the reality of self harm, this book covers the basics of what self harm is, how it develops and what can be done to help those who suffer from it.
It explains self harm both from a psychiatric perspective as well as from the perspective of sufferers and their families and friends.
The authors use both facts and figures from the UK as well as excerpts written by sufferers at various stages of recovery.
This book would be very helpful to anyone who wants to know more about self harm, is supporting a sufferer, or who self harms themselves and is thinking about getting help, and/or starting recovery and wants to know what they can expect from the medical profession, family and friends.
This book provides a good coverage of the subject of self harm without being explicit and will help anyone reading it have more of an understanding of the subject, and for sufferers, may help remove some of the stigma, fear and isolation that often goes along with this condition.
I found this book to be one of the best, most comprehensive books on self harm that I have read to date, and I would highly recommend it as a must read book on the subject.