Clinical FeatureNonsuicidal Self-InjuryCummings, Jo Ann F. PhD, RN, APN, PPCNP-BC Author Information Jo Ann F. Cummings is an associate professor at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ, and volunteers as an advanced practice nurse in pediatrics in a medical clinic. Contact author: [email protected]. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. AJN, American Journal of Nursing 123(6):p 44-47, June 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000938732.60723.b9 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is an area of growing concern for the health care community, as evidenced by its identification as a Healthy People 2030 objective and as a condition for further study in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. In the past, nurses may have identified patients who cut or harmed themselves as having suicidal intent, yet NSSI is increasingly recognized and investigated as a separate disorder. This article provides an overview of NSSI, including information about risk factors, clinical assessment, and preventive efforts. The author provides an overview of NSSI—a method of self-harm that is associated with damage to the body without suicidal intent—including information about risk factors, clinical assessment, and preventive efforts. Copyright © 2023 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.