In The News

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  • Family Circle Magazine, “Cutting:  Why Teens Hurt Themselves”, by Jeannette Moninger, July, 2011 KMPH Special Report:  “Secret Scars”, by Norma Yuriar, May 18, 2011
  • SheKnows.com Parenting section, “Could My Teen Be a Cutter?”, by Tiernan McKay, May 16, 2011
  • KMOX Radio Show with Michelle Seliner, Brian Kelly and Maria Keena, May 7, 2011
  • Webster-Kirkwood Times, “Self Injury, A Topic Not Often Talked About, May Effect 3 Million People”, by  Don Corrigan, April 15, 2011
  • Dr. Drew Show, HLN/CNN, interivew with Dr. Wendy Lader, April 14, 2011
  • Self, “It’s Self Injury Awareness Day:  What You Need to Know”, by Jenny Everett, March 1, 2011
  • ABC News, “Are Teens Brains Hardwired for Hazard?”, by Liz Neporent, February 28, 2011
  • Good Morning America interview and ABC News Medical Unit, “Self-Harm Videos on YouTube:  Dangerous or Therapeutic?”, by Courtney Hutchison, February 21, 2011.
  • The Canadian Press, Breitbard.com, “Self Injury YouTube videos may reinforce behaviour among viewers, study suggests”, by Lauren La Rose, February 21, 2011
  • Sirius Radio Interview with Dr. Wendy Lader, November 5, 2010
  • Your Life Matters” show.  Interviewing Dr. Wendy Lader and Karen Conterio, August, 2010
  • New York Times, “For Champion Olympic Swimmer, a simpler time”, by Karen Crouse, July 31, 2010
  • St. Louis Beacon, “Self Injury:  Blood flow provides escape for bottled up feelings”, by Nancy Fowler Larson, June 7, 2010
  • Decatur Herald Review, “Self injury – A call for help, expert says”, by Theresa Churchill, March 25, 2010.
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New Program Helps Those Who Self Injure, by Blythe Bernhard, September 3, 2009
  • Social Work Today, “Bleeding to Stop the Hurt:  The Rise of Self-Injury”, by Lynn K. Jones, May, 2009
  • NPR, “Cutting:  Self-Injury and Today’s Adolescents”, January 14, 2009
  • March 2009.  LSWO Annual Conference.  Chicago, IL
    February 20, 2009.  Sierra Tucson Professional Workshop.  St. Louis, MO
    November 2009.  Shawnee Mission Medical Center.  Shawnee Mission, KS
    November 2009.  St. Joseph’s Academy.  St. Louis, MO
    November 2009.  Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital.  St. Louis, MO
    March 2008.  Integris Bass Behavioral Health.  Oklahoma City, OK
    March 2008.  UBH.  Denton, TX.
    February 2008.  Naperville School District.  Naperville, IL
  • Newsweek, “Why She Cuts”, by Jessica Bennett, December 29, 2008
  • ABC News, “Self Mutilating Teens Embed Pins, Needles in Skin”, by Lauren Cox, December 9, 2008
  • Los Angeles Times, “Self-injury on the Rise Among Young People”, by Shari Roan, December 8, 2008
  • Reuters/CBC Canada, “Self-embedding of Objects in Body a Puzzling Teen Disorder”,  December 3, 2008
  • Enid News and Eagle, “Health Summit Addresses New Phenomenon in Kids”, by Bridget Nash, September 25, 2008
  • Lifestyle Magazine, television interview featuring Dr. Wendy Lader, Ph.D., M.Ed.  “Emotional Pain:  People Who Harm Themselves”.  September 1, 2008
  • Conterio, K., Lader, W., Ph.D. and Bloom, J.  Daño Corporal:  el innovador programa de tratamiento para quienes se autolesionan.    2008.  Chicago:  Virgin Ink Press.
  • Cape Cod Times, “A Journey From Self-abuse to Self-love”, by Johanna Crosby.       May 29, 2008
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Cosmo Post, “My Shameful Secret”.  February, 2008
  • Self-Injury Documentary Coming Soon.  Told through subject portraits and expert interviews, “Written on the Body” is a feature-length documentary film that explores the hidden epidemic of self-injury. http://writtenonthebody.net/index.html
  • My Fox Lubbock, “Cutting an addiction”, by Melinda Alvarado, November 28, 2007
  • Fox News Video, Health Talk with Dr. Manny, “Shedding Light on Self Injury”, with Vanessa Vega, November 26, 2007.  In case first link does not work, click here to search archives.
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology, “The Internet and Self-Injury:  What Psychotherapists Should Know”, by Janis Whitlock, Wendy Lader and Karen Conterio, November 20, 2007
  • Chicago Tribune Red Eye, “Hooked on Suspension”, by Tracy Swartz, November 9, 2007
  • Breaking the Chains of Abuse, CD label, David Bowie-Coming Soon
  • The Columbian, Vancouver Canada-Coming Soon
  • Herald News, Joliet, Illinois.  “Self-injury Finds a Voice”, by Denise M. Baran-Unland, August 30, 2007
  • Gazette Digital, Montreal Canada June 21, 2007
  • La Estrella.  “Escapan de su infierno cortandose la piel”.  June 14, 2007
  • Chicago Parent Magazine, “Not Just Skin Deep”, May 25, 2007
  • The Iowa Psychological Association Newsletter, Spring Conference Keynote Summary: “Deliberate Self-Injury: Prevalence and Treatment Strategies”, by Karen Nelson, PhD. Summary of keynote address by Dr. Wendy Lader, May 2007
  • CUT:  Teens and Self Injury (DVD) – April 15, 2007
  • MTV True Life Episode
  • About Self-Injury Fact Sheet, Northwest Minnesota Connections.  February 7, 2007
  • “Slice at Life”, by Jolynn Tumolo, Advance for Nurse Practitioners, December 2006
  • Counselor:  The Magazine For Addiction Professionals, “Treating Self Injuring Clients”, Wendy Lader, Ph.D.  October 1, 2006
  • APA Video “Self Injury” featuring Dr. Wendy Lader, American Psychological Association, September 2006
  • Kaiser Family Foundation and Fox Networks Group website, PAUSE, Summer 2006
  • Physician Focus, KQV Radio, Pittsburg, PA August 17, 2006
  • Women’s Entertainment Network:  Secret Lives of Women, August 1, 2006
  • Telemundo (Spanish TV) July 26, 2006
  • Brigham Young University, June 27, 2006
  • Capital Times, July 26, 2006
  • World Talk Radio, June 15, 2006
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Tribune, June 2006 CBS, The Early Show, June 6, 2006
  • CNN: Anderson Cooper 360, April 3, 2006 and June 5, 2006
  • Associated Press:  Internet video, June 2006
  • Naperville Sun-Times, May 2006; December 13, 2005; March 26, 2003; and August 17, 1999
  • “Scars Relate Stories of Teenage Torment”, by Merlin, Toledo Blade, March 12, 2006
  • Self-Injury Facts, Refuge Radio, 2006
  • “Cutting Edge” by T. Suzanne Eller, Today’s Christian Woman, January/February 2006
  • “Thrills That Kill”, by Mary A. Fischer, Reader’s Digest, February 2006
  • “A Look at the Increase in Body Focused Behavior” by Wendy Lader, PhD, Paradigm, Winter 2006
  • Redheffer, Judy and Brecht, Sarah (2005).  Beyond the Razor’s Edge-Journey of Healing and Hope Beyond Self-Injury.  Nebraska:  iUniverse.
  • Today Show, “How to Identify Kids Who Injure Themselves” (video).  October 5, 2005
  • CBS 2 Chicago, “The Fainting Game”(video), September 26, 2005
  • “Why She Cuts Herself”, by Saada Branker, Globe and Mail (Canada), September 10, 2005
  • CBS News, Healthwatch: “Cutting:  Parents’ Nightmare” (video), August 16, 2005
  • “Self-Abuse Among Teens Shouldn’t Be Ignored”, by Ben Lundquist, Naperville Daily Herald, July 22, 2005
  • Time Magazine, “The Cruelest Cut”, by Jeffrey Kluger, May 9, 2005
  • A&E: Interventions, March 2005 (Oprah-April 26, 2005)
  • Lifetime Channel: Painful Secrets, April 2005
  • Lifetime Channel: Odd Girl Out, March 2005
  • “In Harm’s Way” by Emily Caballero, Columbia College, January 2005
  • “Loudoun Teens Use Razor Blades”, by Andrea Zentz, Loudoun Connection Newspapers, December 2004
  • Today Show, “Parents Worst Fears” (video).  October 21, 2004
  • “Cutting Clubs”, by Stephanie Booth, Teen People, April, 2004
  • “The Razor’s Edge”, by T. Suzanne Eller, Christian Parenting Today, Winter, 2004
  • “Self Injury Fact Sheet”, by Amanda Purington and Janis Whitlock. ACT for Youth, Upstate Center for Excellence Research Facts and Findings, August, 2004
  • “A Way to Deal”, by Janet Zimmerman, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), August 1, 2004
  • “Wounds, Scars and the Visibility of Self-Injury”, by Sydney Gary, PhD., The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter, Volume 20, Number 3, March 2004
  • “Addicted To Pain”, by Katya Cengel, The Courier Journal, September 28, 2003
  • “Ask Amy”, August 19, 2003
  • “The Thin Red Line”, Phoebe Reilly, 10 January 2003, Teenwire.com
  • WebMD, Self-Injury: One Family’s Story Nov. 2002
  • WebMD, “Self-Injury – No Longer Rare Among Teens”, November 21, 2002
  • “When Rich Kids Go Bad”, by Erika Brown, Forbes, October 14, 2002
  • Hourglass Productions Documentary, Summer 2002
  • “Ask Dr. Drew” August 2002
  • “Cutting through the Pain” , Kristina Goetz, July 2002, Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Channel One News, Winter 2002
  • Capa Television (France), Fall 2001
  • Marie Claire (Quebec), Fall 2001
  • Parent Connection: Parents Talk About Self-Injury, Wisconsin Public Television, October 30, 2001
  • “Cut to the Core”, by Leslie Goldman, Chicago Tribune, October 21, 2001
  • “What the Cutters Feel”, Tamala M. Edwards, Time, June 24, 2001
  • “Why Did These Girls Start Cutting?” as told to Debi Martin-Morris and Michelle Leifer, Cosmo GIRL, October 2000
  • The T-Male 2000
  • Good Morning America, March 14, 2001
  • Parent Connection: Parents Talk About Self-Injury. Wisconsin Public Television.
    Oct. 30, 2000
  • “A Cry for Help”, Nursing Spectrum Vol 9, Number 18, Margaret Hawke, RN, MA, Sept. 5, 2000
  • “I Couldn’t Stop Hurting Myself” by Christine Roberts as told to Molly M. Ginty, Good Housekeeping, September 1999
  • “Helping People who Cut Themselves:  Self Injury becoming a recognized problem”, by Cheryl Haas, Counseling Today, March, 1999
  • Self Mutilation and The Unkindest Cuts, 1999
    SELF-MUTILATION by Sheldon Goldberg
  • Good Morning America, October 27, 1998
  • Dateline, NBC, October 26, 1998
  • Conterio, K., Lader, W. & Bloom, J.  (1998).  Bodily Harm:  The Breakthrough Treatment Program for Self-Injurers.  New York: Hyperion Press
  • “An Armful of Agony” by Claudia Kalb, Newsweek, November 9, 1998
  • “The Unkindest Cut”, by Sylvia Rubin, San Francisco Chronicle 11 October 1998
  • Fox News, April 29, 1998
  • 20/20, ABC, February 9, 1998
  • “Tortured Minds”, by Liz Stevens, Fort Worth Star Telegram
  • WMAQ/NBC News, Chicago, by Alison Rosati, July 28, 1997
  • “The Thin Red Line” by Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Magazine, July 27, ’97 Sect. 6
  • ABC World News Tonight, July 26, 1997
  • “Girl’s Who Hurt (Themselves)” by Stephanie Pederson, Sassy, June 1996
  • “Razor’s Edge” by Andrea Todd, Seventeen, June 1996
  • “The Unkindest Cuts” by Elissa Schappel, Allure, August 1995
  • “Those Who Hurt Themselves” by Greg Beaubien, Medlife, December 11, 1994
  • The Shirley Show (Canada), November 6, 1990
  • Geraldo, November 9, 1989.  Click here to view video clip.
  • Sally Jesse Raphael, Marcy 15, 1990.  Click here to view video clip.
  • The Morning Show, May 26, 1988
  • Hour Magazine, February 6, 1987. Click here to view video clip.
  • Oprah Winfrey Show, December 6, 1986.  Click here to view video clip.
  • The Phil Donahue Show, 1985.
  • Kelly and Company (Detroit, MI), 1985.  Click here to view video clip.
  • AM Chicago hosted by Oprah Winfrey, 1985.  Click here to view video clip.
  • 1986-1990:  Larry King Live, People Are Talking (Philadelphia, Minnesota, Seattle, Baltimore) and Regis Philbin
Updated September 2012