The Scope of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury on YouTube

  title={The Scope of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury on YouTube},
  author={Stephen P. Lewis and Nancy L. Heath and Jill M St Denis and Rick Noble},
  pages={e552 - e557}
OBJECTIVE: 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. METHODS: Using YouTube's search engine (and the following key words: “self-injury” and “self-harm”), the 50 most viewed character (ie… 

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