The Scope of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury on YouTube

  • Lewis S
  • Heath N
  • St Denis J
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Abstract

Nonsuicidal self-injury, the deliberate destruction of one's body tissue (eg, self-cutting, burning) without suicidal intent, has consistent rates ranging from 14% to 24% among youth and young adults. With more youth using video-sharing Web sites (eg, YouTube), this study examined the accessibility and scope of nonsuicidal self-injury videos online.

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Authors

  • S. P. Lewis

  • N. L. Heath

  • J. M. St Denis

  • R. Noble

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