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Att bevara livet - En kvalitativ studie om skolkuratorers upplevelse av psykisk ohälsa och självskadebeteende bland högstadieelever

Svensson, Josefine LU (2014) SOPA63 20132
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this study was to understand how school counselors experience mental-illness and self-harm behavior among pupils at junior high schools. The study was qualitative and based on semi-structured interviews with four school counselors at four different schools in a city in southern Sweden. My ambition was to find out how they experience the extent of mental illness and self-harm among adolescents. Also how they individually work to prevent mental-illness. In Sweden metal illness among adolescents and non-suicidal self-harm is a growing issue. The result of the study shows that the school counselors experience is telling the same. Research shows the importance of working preventative to reach out to as many adolescents as possible,... (More)
The aim of this study was to understand how school counselors experience mental-illness and self-harm behavior among pupils at junior high schools. The study was qualitative and based on semi-structured interviews with four school counselors at four different schools in a city in southern Sweden. My ambition was to find out how they experience the extent of mental illness and self-harm among adolescents. Also how they individually work to prevent mental-illness. In Sweden metal illness among adolescents and non-suicidal self-harm is a growing issue. The result of the study shows that the school counselors experience is telling the same. Research shows the importance of working preventative to reach out to as many adolescents as possible, however the practical reality does not always allow the time and effort. One of the most efficient ways to prevent mental-illness among adolescents according to research and the school counselors them self’s, is to build up the student’s self-confidence and self-esteem. This combined with teaching them alternative skills to engage in when they do not feel well mentally, is something the school-counselors promote highly. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Josefine LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOPA63 20132
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Self-harm, non-suicidal self-injury disorder, mental illness, adolescents, school counselors.
language
Swedish
id
4360372
date added to LUP
2014-03-28 16:18:15
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2014-03-28 16:18:15
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to understand how school counselors experience mental-illness and self-harm behavior among pupils at junior high schools. The study was qualitative and based on semi-structured interviews with four school counselors at four different schools in a city in southern Sweden. My ambition was to find out how they experience the extent of mental illness and self-harm among adolescents. Also how they individually work to prevent mental-illness. In Sweden metal illness among adolescents and non-suicidal self-harm is a growing issue. The result of the study shows that the school counselors experience is telling the same. Research shows the importance of working preventative to reach out to as many adolescents as possible, however the practical reality does not always allow the time and effort. One of the most efficient ways to prevent mental-illness among adolescents according to research and the school counselors them self’s, is to build up the student’s self-confidence and self-esteem. This combined with teaching them alternative skills to engage in when they do not feel well mentally, is something the school-counselors promote highly.},
  author       = {Svensson, Josefine},
  keyword      = {Self-harm,non-suicidal self-injury disorder,mental illness,adolescents,school counselors.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att bevara livet - En kvalitativ studie om skolkuratorers upplevelse av psykisk ohälsa och självskadebeteende bland högstadieelever},
  year         = {2014},
}