Author Topic: Online Survey: Self-Harm and Relationships to Self and Others  (Read 1140 times)

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Hi everyone!

My name is Caroline and I would like to invite you to participate in my research study about self-injury. Complete an anonymous survey to help increase our understanding of non-suicidal self-injury, especially as it relates to relationships to the self and important others. Requirements for participation are that you are at least 18 years old and have a history (past or present) of self-harm.

Why should I participate?
(1) Contribute to increased understanding of self-injury, a highly personal behavior that can be difficult to stop despite having motivation to do so, and which is often misunderstood by mental health professionals.
(2) Choose to receive personalized feedback based on your answers to parts of the survey which may provide you with more insight on your self-harm. You are not required to receive the feedback, but will be given the option to enter your email address for this purpose at the end of the survey. If you do choose to receive feedback, you can expect to see an email from me within one week of your completion of the survey. Click here ( to see a sample of the feedback document you will receive.

How long will it take? Completing the survey will require approximately 30-40 minutes of your time. I understand that this is a big ask; however, the information you can provide is extremely important, and may also be of use to you!

Why was this study created in the first place? I am a psychology doctoral student in the process of completing my dissertation, which I chose to do on a matter that I care about on a deeply personal level.

Important note: the survey will ask you questions about potentially upsetting topics, including the nature and functions of your self-injury and traumatic childhood and adulthood experiences you may have had. You will not be asked to provide specific details about your experiences. Please practice self-care by considering the kind of headspace you are in before beginning the survey, and discontinuing the survey if you become upset while completing it. Your responses will be saved and you can return to complete the survey at a later time if you wish (just click on the same link).

To take the survey, click this link:

This research has been fully approved by an ethics committee: