Title

Understanding Perceptions and Triggers of Self-Harm

Faculty Mentor(s)

Bryan Dawson

Campus

Dahlonega

Proposal Type

Poster

Subject Area

Psychology

Location

Library Third Floor, Open Area

Start Date

2-4-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

2-4-2014 1:00 PM

Description/Abstract

With the transition to college being a stressful and confusing time for students, some turn to self-harm in order to cope. Although not much research has been conducted on the topic, research suggests that approximately 38% of college students reported a history of deliberate self-harm. The purpose of this project is to address the growing concern of self-harm. We will examine the perception of self-harm from those who have engaged in it and from those who have not. An online survey was conducted including questions related to triggers and reasons why someone would engage in self-harm, how students perceive the mental stability of those who engage in it, potential consequences, and healthy alternatives. Results and implications will be discussed.

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Apr 2nd, 11:00 AM Apr 2nd, 1:00 PM

Understanding Perceptions and Triggers of Self-Harm

Library Third Floor, Open Area

With the transition to college being a stressful and confusing time for students, some turn to self-harm in order to cope. Although not much research has been conducted on the topic, research suggests that approximately 38% of college students reported a history of deliberate self-harm. The purpose of this project is to address the growing concern of self-harm. We will examine the perception of self-harm from those who have engaged in it and from those who have not. An online survey was conducted including questions related to triggers and reasons why someone would engage in self-harm, how students perceive the mental stability of those who engage in it, potential consequences, and healthy alternatives. Results and implications will be discussed.