On-demand Webinars

April 11, 2024

Student Mental Health: Strategies for Recognizing, Understanding, and Preventing Student Self-Harm




PreventionSafetyStudent Training

This presentation is dedicated to equipping K-12 educators and leaders with the knowledge and tools to effectively identify, understand, and prevent self-harm among students. We will explore warning signs, underlying causes, the importance of peer support, and strategies for prevention.

By fostering a supportive and informed environment for all students, including marginalized groups such as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students, educators can play a crucial role in promoting student well-being and preventing self-harm.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of the various warning signs and behaviors associated with self-harm.
  • Understand the underlying factors that may lead students to engage in self-harm.
  • Understand the unique challenges faced by marginalized student groups, such as BIPOC and LGBTQ+ students, in relation to self-harm.
  • Recognize the importance of peer support networks in addressing self-harm.
  • Develop practical tools and resources to support students in coping with stress, managing emotions, and seeking help.


Natalie Asayag, LCSW

Seasoned Clinical Social Worker and Author

Natalie Asayag, LCSW, is a seasoned clinical social worker and founder of Renew Wellness & Psychotherapy, LLC, with over a decade of experience promoting mental well-being in the therapeutic setting.

She has delivered presentations on an array of subjects including anxiety, body image, eating disorders, trauma, and somatic responses. Her talks have taken place across a diverse spectrum of platforms, from higher education institutions to national organizations.

Her extensive experience working with students across a spectrum of settings, encompassing schools, homes, and therapeutic spaces, has uniquely positioned her to grasp the profound implications of mental health challenges and the importance of implementing strategies and nurturing secure environments in our educational institutions.

Natalie has authored courses for Vector Solutions, working to advance mental health awareness and education for high school students and educators in the areas of self-harm awareness prevention and eating disorder awareness and prevention. She also served as the In-House Mental Health Professional at DiveThru, contributing significantly to the evolution of this Canadian enterprise from a concept into a comprehensive resource for mental wellness, accessible both online and in-person.

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