The University of Texas System

Assessing Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: The SOARS Method

Mar 27, 2023

12:00 pm–1:00 pm



  1. Explain key characteristics of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI)
    behavior that may increase the risk for future suicide attempt
  2. Recall at least 3 important questions to ask individuals who
    engage in NSSI
  3. Discuss strategies for providing brief, targeted counsel/advice
    to individuals who engage in NSSI

Target Audience: Primary Care Providers, nurses, clinic staff, and anyone who wants to better understand the etiology and treatment of NSSI.