My research program examines non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and related mental health difficulties among youth and emerging adults. Central to my research approach is the use of the Internet as a research platform and outreach tool. In this regard, my research investigates: a) online NSSI communication, b) ways to increase youth’s access to online NSSI resources, c) NSSI recovery experiences, and d) ways to enhance knowledge and training of those who can support youth who struggle with NSSI and other mental health difficulties.
To learn more about current studies please visit my lab website using the link above. Here, you can access a list of recent scholarly publications as well as information about our outreach initiative, Self-injury Outreach & Support (SiOS). The link for SiOS can be found above, via the link for my second lab website.